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Henry's Attic: Some Fascinating Gifts to Henry Ford and His Museum

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Henry's Attic: Some Fascinating Gifts to Henry Ford and His Museum

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Motor mogul Henry Ford (1863-1947) was apparently unhappy with the world his motor car had helped produce and longed to preserve the supposed pioneer virtues of self-reliance and hard work. This volume provides documentation of some of the one million artifacts of largely middle-class rural history that he collected to memorialize the passing era. Some are of great value, some are fascinating kitsch; all are clearly, elegantly photographed in b&w. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814326428
  • Publisher: Wayne State University Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/1995
  • Pages: 412
  • Sales rank: 1,436,161
  • Product dimensions: 8.48 (w) x 11.02 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 9
Acknowledgments 13
1 Gifts to Greenfield Village 17
2 Agricultural Equipment 51
3 Horse-Drawn Vehicles and Cycles 71
4 Automobiles and Trucks 107
5 Touring Vehicles and Highway Icons 143
6 Railroads, Boats, and Aircraft 159
7 Industrial Equipment 199
8 Firearms 231
9 Household Items 246
10 Lighting Devices 287
11 Clocks and Watches 301
12 Musical Instruments and Phonographs 315
13 Photographic Equipment 333
14 Communications Equipment 345
15 Business and Office Equipment 371
16 Documents 389
17 Gifts from Fair Lane and Other Oddities 405
Index 426
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