Henry Ford with the Quadricycle, Detroit, Michigan, October 1896

Livesey, John H.1896-10

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

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Henry Ford drove his first automobile, the Quadricycle, on the streets of Detroit in June 1896. Just before he sold it, he asked John Livesey to take this photo in October 1896. Lawyers for Ford used this photographic print in 1905 as evidence in the Selden Patent Suit. It has a handwritten label at the top meaning defendants' exhibit 4.A.

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  • Title: Henry Ford with the Quadricycle, Detroit, Michigan, October 1896
  • Creator: Livesey, John H.
  • Date: 1896-10
  • Location: United States, Michigan, Detroit
  • Subject Keywords: Ford, Henry, 1863-1947, Automobiles, Firsts, Inventors, Inventions, Patent suits, Cars, Henry Ford Quadricycle (Automobile), Photographic prints, Photographs
  • Type: Photographs
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Photographic print
  • Object ID: 00.1334.136
  • Inventor: Henry Ford
  • Invention: Automobile
  • Image ID: THF206457
  • Field: Transportation
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.