The banner of the Twitter account is an advertisement for Ford’s News Office that was originally published in the Detroit Free Press on December 18, 1896. Ford’s profile pic —the only known picture of Ford—was originally published in the Detroit Evening News on May 7, 1897, following Ford’s wedding with Mathilde Coffin, a school teacher who gained a national reputation for her commitment to progressive education.

Pictures used on this website : Internet ArchiveTom Ducat-White


Thanks to Columbia University Library. Special thanks to Diane Donham, from the Library of Michigan.

Hard work

Thanks to Hugo Marchand, who is a research assistant on this project.