In Henry Ford’s 83 years, the world went from the horse and buggy to the microwave oven, Cold War and Polaroid instant camera. He was alive when Abraham Lincoln was assassinated; and when Bill Clinton and George W. Bush were born. He would have read Huck Finn as an adult (well, he probably wouldn’t have, but that’s another story) and The Jungle Book to his son Edsel (ditto, natch); and could have watched Natalie Wood in a movie. And from the time he was a teenager, Ford was a part of all that change.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2016/08/30/henry-ford