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Death of Henry Ford, in a Detroit newspaper...

Item # 681492

April 08, 1947


* Henry Ford death (1st report)
* Automobile pioneer - Detroit, Michigan
* Best publication to be had (very rare)

When it comes to collect death reports of famous personages, not only would Henry Ford rank among the top of non-politicians, but the report in a Detroit newspaper is about as good as it gets.
The headline is quite bold, announcing: "HENRY FORD DIES IN COLD, OIL LIGHT" with the text beginning: "Henry Ford is dead at 83 years of age. The world's first billionaire passed away unexpectedly at 11:40 p.m. in an isolated, unheated, lamp-lighted home--attended only by his wife and a servant..." with much more. Further inside are several pages of photos and other articles on his life.
Three interior leaves are missing, otherwise complete and in nice condition.
Pages 4 and 5 have many photos concerning his work and life.
Being an "Extra" edition, presumed complete in 14 pages, bit of fold toning, nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century