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    Henry Ford Signed Document. One page, 13" x 17", South Sudbury, Massachusetts, June 14, 1934. This ornate partly-printed certificate was issued to Barbara Morton for completing "the course of study prescribed for the Southwest School". In the 1920s and 1930s, Henry Ford, the automobile magnate, bought near 2,000 acres in Sudbury in order to restore and expand older parts of the town. Part of his restoration efforts included the Southwest School, which he rebuilt in 1930 on the charred ruins of an old school that had first opened in 1849. The Ford's Southwest School accommodated grades five through eight and required all students to take dancing lessons. The document has lightly age-toned. The bottom right corner has been lightly stained, otherwise, fine.


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