The Henry Ford Museum, Part II

7 Aug

If I ever go to a strange city and drive around, I always look for signs that tell me if I’m safe or not. Bicycle shop? Ok. Wine store, awesome. Liquor store- warning. Dirty knock-off Kentucky Fried Chicken-like store? Get the fuck out of there!

Now, the HF museum is in a pretty nice area. But in order to get to it, you need to drive through places that haven’t seen a cop car in years. I was told this last bit of trivia later by my cousin who works in Detroit City, but I picked up on it by myself through my own razor sharp detective skills. First Block: 20 wings for $5 sign on the right- Warning. Next block: Shirtless black guy walking between the cars, and high-fiving the car stopped by the light- go to High Alert. Next block: Pawn shop selling Boost Mobile prepaid phones right next to- what’s that? A HAIRBRAIDING PARLOR? Drive, motherfucker, drive!

Anyhow, thanks to my urban survival skills, I’m still here today to show you more cool stuff from the Museum. I’ll start with some cars:

American Race Car circa 1960:

Race Car c. 1930:

Race Car c. 1860:

And here are some Jewish exhibits:

A dual-shtender invention:

An early attempt at TV-hiding furniture:

A recreated silver breakfront from Boro Park:


What's this? No mahogany?

Other Stuff:

A relative of mine started this company. He was named after the other Zeide:

OscarMeyer Weiner

There were 5 or 6 full-size trains in the Museum, no joke:

"Don't be embarrassed Ruthy, you can look at the other train. It's just a smokestack."


8 Responses to “The Henry Ford Museum, Part II”

  1. frum single female August 7, 2011 at 2:06 am #

    my grandparents had a tv cabinet that enclosed the tv as in one of your photos. it was not to hide their tv set. apparently it had been the style of the time. by the time i saw the cabinet it was many , many years later and the tv set was not working.

    • itchemeyer August 7, 2011 at 5:54 pm #

      That’s cool. They have a bunch of “oldish” things there, like a full kitchen from the 30’s on display, old neon signs from Holiday Inn and McDonalds.

  2. Wolrep August 8, 2011 at 6:20 am #

    A little bit of a charged post, perhaps.

    • itchemeyer August 8, 2011 at 12:27 pm #

      Hey worlep, whats going down? What do you mean charged?

  3. Taylor August 10, 2011 at 12:01 am #

    I came upon this article through web search. So the jews really are racist. Arent you guys tired of fighting everyone.

    • itchemeyer August 10, 2011 at 1:25 am #

      “So the jews really are racist.”
      Interesting how you read a single article written by a single Jew about a single city and conclude that all Jews are racists. What a fucking hypocrite.

      • Scott August 25, 2011 at 12:57 pm #

        I am sure that taylor decided to write that after noting other instantances with this being the final nail.

  4. Anonymous August 19, 2011 at 12:16 pm #

    But we know HF was a racist!!

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