Lincoln enthusiasts came from as far away as Norway and Finland to celebrate the centennial of Ford Motor Company’s purchase of the Lincoln Motor Company. Although most auto historians know that the Lincoln Motor Company was founded in 1920 to build automobiles, Ford Motor Company chose 2022 to celebrate the brand’s centennial because Ford acquired Lincoln in February 1922.
The primary celebration took place at the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan, but was preceded with optional pre-Homecoming events in Dearborn, Michigan. In Dearborn, the celebration began with a tour and light supper at Fair Lane, the home of Clara and Henry Ford. Attendees were greeted by Edsel B. Ford II, great grandson of Henry and Clara. Attendees also visited the home of Edsel and Eleanor Ford, toured The Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village and enjoyed a private dinner at The Henry Ford Museum, where they heard from Joy Falotico, President of the Lincoln Motor Company.
About an hour away there is an auctioneers that specialise in transportation and automobilia. I managed to score a set of books called “Automobile Engineering” from 1920 published by the American Technical Society. Very interesting stuff!
Upon collection from the auction site there were a number of cars to be collected, including a Model T and a Metropolitan
Richard Edmonds auctions are in Chippenham Wiltshire and hold regular classic car and automobilia auctions.
We are back in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area once again today with a set of racing-related images taken by photographer Roman B.J. Kwasniewski in 1920 next to a park. The Model “T” Ford-based specials apparently were constructed by the young men sitting in them and are fitted with attractive speedster bodies and accessories built by…
One of Henry Ford’s more disturbing activites was the rise of the Sociological Department.
The Sociological Department of the Ford Motor Company was organized in March, 1913, and oversaw a broad array of social benefits for Ford employees, including assistance in living in well-maintained single-family homes as opposed to small apartments. After the announcement of the Five Dollar Day in 1914, the Sociological Department was responsible for determining if employees’ personal lives and personal habits made them eligible for the full wage. This phase of the Department’s activities terminated with the reorganization of the company in 1920
Ford Motor Company’s Sociological Department however went to even murkier depths as you can read here on Jalopnik
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