"I am an invisible man. No, I am not a spook like those who haunted Edgar Allan Poe; nor am I one of your Hollywood-movie ectoplasms. I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids--and I might even be said to possess a mind. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me."

 - Ralph Ellison's "Invisible Man"

James Irvine Ford and Jessie Neal

James Irvine Ford Draft Card

James Irvine Ford Draft Registration Card, World War II, 1942.

James Irvine Ford Headstone

Headstone of James Irvine Ford, son of Major George Ford and Harriet.