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 Holiday Spirit Finds the Ford Times

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DEARBORN - The image appearing with this story is the cover of the Ford Times from December 1911.

The Ford Times was established in 1908, the same year Henry Ford introduced the Model T. The publication touched on all regions of America and was distributed through participating Ford dealers across the country.  The early Ford times documented the evolution of the automotive and its influence on American society in both photographs and articles.  Many of the articles centered on places to go and things to see while traveling in an automobile.

In the latter half of the 20th century, the publication was distinguished by having noted authors write tales explaining America to itself.  Original artwork accompanied and illustrated many of these articles.  By 1981, the Ford Times had a monthly circulation of approximately 1.2 million and an estimated readership of more than 4 million.

Some of the features that made the Ford Times famous were, “Favorite Recipes from Famous restaurants,” original watercolor illustrations and Ford product stories.  After 85 years, the Ford Times ceased publication in January 1993.

  

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12/21/2012 6:00 AM