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New York World's Fair Salt and Pepper Shakers, 1939-1940

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New York World's Fair Salt and Pepper Shakers, 1939-1940

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Artifact

Salt and pepper set

Date Made

1939-1940

Summary

Souvenirs from world's fairs reflected themes or motifs of those fairs. This salt and pepper shaker set is based on the Trylon and Perisphere from the New York World's Fair, 1939-40. This pair of buildings symbolized the fair's utopian theme, "Building the World of Tomorrow." Purchasing souvenirs helped visitors remember and relive their trip.

Creators

Unknown 

Place of Creation

United States 

Object ID

88.329.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Helena H. Evans.

Driving America
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at Henry Ford Museum in Driving America

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New York World's Fair Salt and Pepper Shakers, 1939-1940

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Henry Ford Trade School Students "Learn by Doing" at New York World's Fair, 1939-1940

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Henry Ford Trade School Students "Learn by Doing" at New York World's Fair, 1939-1940

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Artifact

Photographic print

Summary

Henry Ford firmly believed in the "practical educational value" of World's Fair exhibits. To help accomplish his education mission during the 1939-40 New York World's Fair, he highlighted the work of students attending his experimental schools. Here, boys from Henry Ford's Edison Institute Schools demonstrate miniature machine replicas based on Thomas Edison's Menlo Park Machine Shop.

Object ID

64.167.232.1772

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Location

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

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Henry Ford Trade School Students "Learn by Doing" at New York World's Fair, 1939-1940

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What is The Henry Ford?

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Heinz Pickle Pin "Heinz Homestyle Soups," 1939-1940

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Heinz Pickle Pin "Heinz Homestyle Soups," 1939-1940

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Artifact

Pin (Jewelry)

Date Made

1939-1940

Object ID

2014.103.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

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Heinz Pickle Pin "Heinz Homestyle Soups," 1939-1940

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What is The Henry Ford?

The national attraction for discovering your ingenuity while exploring America’s spirit of innovation. There is always much to see and do at The Henry Ford.

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