United States Ambassador to Great Britain Charles Dawes visits Old Home Town of his Ancestors. He is given a great welcome by City Fathers in Sudbury in England. Mayor Fitzgerald declares General Dawes a Freeman of Sudbury at the Town Hall.
Henry Ford works on historical preservation project. McGuffey readers are seen. Sketch of Ford family farm in Springwells, Michigan. View of homestead at the farm, that Ford restores. He examines the farm's steam engine. The historic Wayside Inn, in Sudbury, Massachusetts, which Ford purchased to construct a community of historic buildings. View of the restored Botsford Inn,Detroit, Michigan, that Ford bought in 1924.View of Eagle Tavern, in Clinton, Michigan,before,and,after its purchase and restoration by Henry Ford. Concerned about need for additional buildings to house artifacts, Henry Ford consulting with Detroit architect,Robert O. Derrick (with mustache) and two other men. Derrick's plan for the Henry Ford museum is unrolled. It borrows from Independence Hall, Congress Hall, and the old City Hall in Philadelphia.Views of the Clock Tower and museum, as completed in 1929. A pictorial map of the Edison Institute Museum and Historical Greenfield Village, in Dearborn, Michigan. View of construction begun in 1927. Thomas A. Edison laboratory in Menlo Park, New Jersey, that Ford acquired for Greenfield Village. On a windy September 17, 1928, Thomas A. Edison steps from a car, and pauses before entering the doorway of his restored laboratory, in Greenfield Village. Henry and Mrs.Ford step from their car to quickly join him in the building.Edsel Ford and his wife, also follow. Inside the building, Edison officially open the site by starting a steam engine in the laboratory. Ford and Edison converse (Ford speaking close to Edison's ear, because he is hard of hearing). Later, Edison, in a cornerstone ceremony, imbeds, a shovel contributed by Luther Burbank, and then writes in cement of the cornerstone.Newspapers show coverage of the formal dedication of the museum and Greenfield village, October 21, 1929. Workers rushing the Village toward completion for that event. The Smithcreek Railroad depot is moved to the Village. Workers preparing installation of the depot.
Man behind a rafter of turkeys in Sudbury, Massachusetts. A turkey with its wattle neck and fan shaped tails. View of roasted turkey. Chef slices the cooked turkey, and he along with two guests eats a slice of the roasted turkey.
Ford Model T cars being driven out the exit door of the Highland Park factory, Michigan,circa 1916. Numerous Model T cars driving on both sides of a divided highway. The Ford Highland Park Plant, circa 1920. Panoramic exterior views of the Ford River Rouge plant and factory buildings, circa 1930. A Ford Freighter ship, docked at the River Rouge plant. A view of the home of Henry and Clara Ford, at 66 Edison Road (now 140) Dearborn, Michigan, in 1914. Sketch of children coming home from school, singing song from McGuffey reader school book. View of schoolroom with McGuffey readers on desk. Street scene outside Ford Plant, during shift change, and street filled with workers. A car driving on empty road in Sudbury, Massachusetts. The historic Wayside Inn (immortalized in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "Tales of the Wayside Inn") which Henry Ford purchased in 1923, to preserve for posterity. View of the original Pennsylvania Railroad Station in New York City, circa 1912. View of crowded sidewalks and street on 5th Avenue, and other street scenes in New York City, circa 1920. Model T Ford cars driving in U.S. National Parks. A visitor feeding a bear from his Ford car, as a Park Ranger stands nearby. People in Ford Model T, stopped by side of road to pick wild flowers. Two men remove a seat back from their Model T car to make a camper. Both men lying down in the car. Man carrying picnic basket from Ford Model T, parked beside a beach, where he joins the rest of his party on the sand. Children run along the beach, and stop to play with seaweed.
Duke and Duchess of York unveil the Beasley Head Memorial in Eastbourne, England. A motorcade arrives on a street in Eastbourne. People gather on both sides of the street in front of the buildings. The street being decorated. Military guards are lined in the front. Duke and Duchess of York emerge from the open-top Rolls Royce which lead the motorcade. The Duke and Duchess are greeted by officials and military guards. The military guards standing in a line. A large crowd gather to witness the unveiling of the Beasley Head Memorial. The Duchess of York unveils the plaque commemorating the purchase of the Downs from Beachy Head to Folkington by the Eastbourne Corporation. The officials standing beside, watch the event. The Duke and the Duchess leave the memorial led by the town officials. The motorcade passes through a decorated archway across the road. The crowd gather on both sides of the road look on.
Duke of York (future King George VI) acts as the Royal Riveter on Wearmouth Bridge in Sunderland, England. Accompanied by other officials, he arrives at the Wearmouth Bridge. The Duke, with the officials, walks past the troops lined on the bridge. A soldier holding a flag in front of the troops. Crowd gather on the bridge behind barriers. The Duke and the officials on a raised platform over the bridge. The Duke drives the final rivet into the structure of the bridge with a rivet tool. Other officials and the men and women gather around to watch the proceedings. The Duke with other officials descend the stairs from the platform. The motorcade with the Duke passes on the bridge past the troops lined on the side. The bridge is opened to the public and a large crowd of men and women, and vehicles pass across the bridge. View of the completed Wearmouth Bridge over the River Wear.