September 18, 2018

Today in History: Henry Ford

First and ten millionth Ford
Today in History–July 30–the Library of Congress features automobile magnate Henry Ford, born on this date in 1863 in Dearborn, Michigan. When incorporating his company in 1903, Ford proclaimed, “I will build a car for the great multitude.” Ford made good on that proclamation, selling more than 15 million Model T cars in the United States alone.  Learn more about the man who revolutionized the manufacturing industry by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to learn more about Ford from a variety of primary sources.

Automobile Manufacturer Henry Ford Was Born from America’s Library

Henry Ford image set

Ford Motor images

Books about Henry Ford

Henry Ford front-page newspaper coverage

More Henry Ford newspaper articles

Timeline & select newspaper articles: Horseless Carriages and Ford’s Model T (1895-1920)

Ford Model T newspaper ads

Ford Motor assembly line primary sources

Ford Motor Company historical newspaper coverage 1900-1919

Ford Motor Company historical newspaper coverage from 1920

Will Rogers nominates Henry Ford for President (speech, audio recording)

Legislation related to Henry Ford

Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village

Automobile primary source collections

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