Casefile Clues

07 December 2007

Henry Ford's 1916 Peace Expedition


I probably learned about it in American history, but I had forgotten about Henry Ford's ill-fated 1916 attempt to stop World War I with his own sponsored peace expedition. Ford financed the trip involving journalists and distinguished Americans. There is more information on the expedition on the American Heritage site.

The picture that is a part of this blog post comes from Ford's 1915 passport application recently added to Ancestry.com. There are passport applications of many others on the trip located before and after Ford's.
A very interesting set of records.