Fedora, 1920-1940

1920-1940

According to our records, the hat belonged to Henry Ford.Born in 1863 on a farm in what is now Dearborn, Michigan, Henry Ford parlayed a youthful aptitude for engineering into a career as an automotive innovator and founder/president of Ford Motor Company. Among his ideas were the introduction of the first moving automobile assembly line, affordable pricing, fair wages for employees, and the vertical integration of manufacturing processes from raw materials to the finished product. His many philanthropic accomplishments included the establishment (with his wife, Clara) of a nationally ranked hospital, the founding (with his son, Edsel) of the Ford Foundation, and the creation of The Henry Ford, an indoor/outdoor museum complex celebrating American ingenuity.


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