|Built and drove race cars early in his career to demonstrate that his engineering designs produced reliable vehicles?|
Financed a pacifist expedition to Europe during WWI?
Adopted a paternalistic policy to reform his workers' lives both at home and at work?
Was an unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate in 1918?
Owned a controversial newspaper, The Dearborn Independent, that published anti-Jewish articles which offended many and tarnished his image?
Promoted the early use of aviation technology?
Built Village Industries, small factories in rural Michigan, where people could work and farm during different seasons, thereby bridging the urban and rural experience?
Sought ways to use agricultural products in industrial production, including soybean-based plastic automobile components such as this experimental automobile trunk?
Was one of the nation's foremost opponents of labor unions in the 1930s and was the last automobile manufacturer to unionize his work force?
Mobilized his factories for the war effort and produced bombers, Jeeps, and tanks for World War II?
Established schools in several areas of the country that provided educational experiences based on traditional one room school techniques, modern teaching methods, and "learning through doing"?
Established an indoor/outdoor museum--The Henry Ford--to preserve historical items that illustrated the American experience and American ingenuity?
1st Ford Racer, Henry Ford and Spider Huff, 1901. Photo: P.188.10038
Peace Ship, the King Oscar II, leaving Hoboken, NJ, 1915. Photo: P.833.97357.3
Cover of The Dearborn Independent, August 6, 1921. Photo: P.D.1218
Henry Ford hitting a 1941 Ford car made from soybean plastic. Photo: P.188.28273
B-24 Final Assembly, Willow Run Plant, ca. 1944. Photo: P.833.80716
At Saline Michigan school, ca.1943. Photo: P.O.6534