Friday, October 7, 2016

Henry Ford's new acquisition

In 1928 Henry Ford was in the process is setting up and acquiring artifacts for his museum at Dearborn Michigan. The Brooklyn City Railroad donated this 1860s horsecar and Henry Ford poses as as it is presented to him by the Brooklyn City Railway president, H. Hobart Porter. 
Part of the photo op was Mr. Ford driving the horse car but the horse "Jericho" refused to move. Henry told the press, who was urging him to wave his whip; "I wouldn't whip that horse for anything!" at which point the horse proceeded to move.

Ford R. Bryan, Henry’s Attic: Some Fascinating Gifts to Henry Ford and His Museum, Wayne State University Press, 1995

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