Ford Model T Ambulance Manufactured during World War I, 1917

Ford Motor Company1917-07-23

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

When the United States entered World War I, Ford Motor Company personnel collaborated with the U.S. Surgeon General's Office, as well as drivers who had served on the frontlines in France, to design a Model T-based ambulance suited to battlefield conditions. Ford built 5,745 ambulances for the Allied armies during the war, and another 107 for the Red Cross.


  • Title: Ford Model T Ambulance Manufactured during World War I, 1917
  • Creator: Ford Motor Company. Photographic Department
  • Date Created: 1917-07-23
  • Subject Keywords: American National Red Cross, Ford Motor Company, Ambulances, Defense industry, Emergency medical services, World War, 1914-1918, Ford Model T ambulance, Photographic prints, Photographs
  • Type: Photographs
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Photographic print
  • Object ID: 84.1.1660.P.833.20286
  • Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
  • Invention: Model T
  • Image ID: THF130000
  • Field: Transportation
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

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