Having been in existence for over 100 years, the Ford Motor Company has quite a storied past. Ford launched a new website with thousands of photographs documenting its rich history and is now offering them for sale.
“The entire world of Ford culture is here,” says the manager of Ford Archives, Dean Weber. “These images represent the very special place Ford has in not only American history but world history.”
Digging deep into its archives, Ford is now offering thousands of images from its history for sale and licensing purposes. Historical images currently available include advertisements, executive portraits, facilities, events, and press materials. The website currently offers over 5000 different images, but is adding content daily with plans to reach 10,000 pictures by the end of the year.
Sizes range from 18 inches x 24 inches to poster-size at 44 inches x 60 inches, on surfaces including art paper, and canvas. Prices range from $59.99 to $469.99, with framing available.
Dealerships have been some of the site’s biggest customers, ordering the historical prints for their showrooms. Ford says an advertisement from 1925 titled “Opening the Highways to all mankind” has been the number one seller. The art depicting a family overlooking the roads of America and featuring the automaker’s mission statement of sorts was recently cited by CEO Alan Mullaly at the Detroit Auto Show.
Ford says it has well over one million photos within its archives, and is continuing to sift through them to make available on the site. The project was a good opportunity for Ford to preserve its large collection of images by scanning and digitally storing them says the automaker.