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Ford for President

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Title

Ford for President

Subject

Businessmen--United States
Elections--United States--1916

Description

Ink & Non-repo Pencil Drawing. While Henry Ford is best known for founding the Ford Motor Company, introducing the Model T automobile, and developing the assembly line, this cartoon refers to the industrialist’s less well-known role in politics. Between 1916 and 1924, there was strong grassroots support for Ford as a candidate for president. At the time, Ford was associated with pacifism and known for giving his workers a salary more than twice what most other companies offered. Today, it is hard to imagine Ford as a popular candidate for president, since he is often associated with anti-Semitism and resistance to unionization.

Creator

Young, Art, 1866-1943

Source

From the collection of Anthony J. Mourek

Publisher

Loyola University Chicago Archives & Special Collections

Date

c. 1916–1923

Format

jpg

Language

English

Type

Political cartoon

Identifier

2010.01627

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Original Format

Political cartoon

Physical Dimensions

14 x 10 in.