The Henry Ford Museum

The Henry Ford Museum Dearborn Michigan


Stock #: 54467
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: Dearborn
State: Michigan (MI)
County: Wayne
Publisher: The Henry Ford Museum And Greenfield Village
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Fit for a king but shrouded in mystery is this 1914 Daimler, purportedly a gift from Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany to the King of Bulgaria. In 1936, the exiled Kaiser disclaimed any knowledge of the car. The Daimler Benz Company reported that the serial numbers corresponded to these on a car sold to a Copenhagen businessman, but the description proved it to be another automobile. The handmade limousine is a classic example of the craftsmanship of German coach builders. The interior is upholstered in brocade and finished in inlaid rosewood and mahogany and the inside window and door fixtures are of delicately carved ivory and gold-plate. To date, the car's origin is still unknown. Here it is parked before the Sir John Bennett Jewelry Store.
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