Plant Engineering Construction Photographs Series

Biographical / Historical Note

Ford Motor Company photographers were dispatched across the country to document the growth of the company evident in construction projects large and small. A large number of the images are progress photographs documenting the construction of Ford Motor...

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Ford Motor Company photographers were dispatched across the country to document the growth of the company evident in construction projects large and small. A large number of the images are progress photographs documenting the construction of Ford Motor Company automotive assembly plants, service and repair structures, and manufacturing facilities. Particularly well represented is the construction, repair, and renovation work at the Highland Park Plant in Michigan.

Construction in non-automotive areas include views of the construction of a Detroit, Toledo, and Ironton Railroad passenger station; several hydro-electric power stations and airplane factories and hangars in Dearborn, Chicago, and Cleveland. Dearborn, Michigan projects included in the series are the Dearborn Inn, Dearborn Country Club, the Edison Institute and Greenfield Village (now The Henry Ford), and the Ford Motor Company's Dearborn Engineering Laboratory. The series is also a good source for images of many of the Ford Village Industries, Chicago and New York world's fairs buildings, and several dealerships.

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Scope and Content Note

The Plant Engineering Construction Photographs series is arranged alphabetically by city; all cities are in the United States. The alphabetical listing ends with Oklahoma City. Highland Park, MI occurs in its alphabetic arrangement and following Oklahoma...

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The Plant Engineering Construction Photographs series is arranged alphabetically by city; all cities are in the United States. The alphabetical listing ends with Oklahoma City. Highland Park, MI occurs in its alphabetic arrangement and following Oklahoma City at the conclusion of the collection. The Lincoln Plant in Detroit, Michigan is arranged alphabetically under "L" for Lincoln. While the bulk of the photographs were taken between 1921-1945 it should be noted that the years 1913-1916 are also well documented.

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Collection Details

Object ID: 64.167.721.0
Creator: Ford Motor Company. Photographic Department 
Inclusive Dates: 1913-1953
Size: 16.8 cubic ft.
Language: English

Collection Access & Use

Item Location: Benson Ford Research Center

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.

Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Digitized Artifacts From This Collection

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Ford Motor Company--Plant Construction--Atlanta Georgia--1914--Item1

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Ford Motor Company--Plant Construction--Atlanta Georgia--1914--Item1

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Artifact

Photographic print

Summary

Beginning in 1910, Henry Ford built Model T assembly plants throughout the country. Assembling automobiles closer to regional markets reduced shipping costs -- parts were cheaper to ship than completed automobiles. This photograph, part of a series, documents the construction of the Atlanta, Georgia assembly plant. The plant served as Ford's southeastern operations headquarters from 1915 to 1942.

Object ID

64.167.721.24

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Location

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Get more details in Digital Collections at:

thehenryford.org

Ford Motor Company--Plant Construction--Atlanta Georgia--1914--Item1

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What is The Henry Ford?

The national attraction for discovering your ingenuity while exploring America’s spirit of innovation. There is always much to see and do at The Henry Ford.

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Ford Motor Company--Plant Construction--Atlanta Georgia--1914--Item10

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Ford Motor Company--Plant Construction--Atlanta Georgia--1914--Item10

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Artifact

Photographic print

Summary

Beginning in 1910, Henry Ford built Model T assembly plants throughout the country. Assembling automobiles closer to regional markets reduced shipping costs -- parts were cheaper to ship than completed automobiles. This photograph, part of a series, documents the construction of the Atlanta, Georgia assembly plant. The plant served as Ford's southeastern operations headquarters from 1915 to 1942.

Object ID

64.167.721.33

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Location

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Get more details in Digital Collections at:

thehenryford.org

Ford Motor Company--Plant Construction--Atlanta Georgia--1914--Item10

View in our Collectionson thehenryford.org 

What is The Henry Ford?

The national attraction for discovering your ingenuity while exploring America’s spirit of innovation. There is always much to see and do at The Henry Ford.

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Ford Motor Company--Plant Construction--Atlanta Georgia--1914--Item11

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Ford Motor Company--Plant Construction--Atlanta Georgia--1914--Item11

View in our Collectionson thehenryford.org 

Artifact

Photographic print

Summary

Beginning in 1910, Henry Ford built Model T assembly plants throughout the country. Assembling automobiles closer to regional markets reduced shipping costs -- parts were cheaper to ship than completed automobiles. This photograph, part of a series, documents the construction of the Atlanta, Georgia assembly plant. The plant served as Ford's southeastern operations headquarters from 1915 to 1942.

Object ID

64.167.721.34

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Location

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Get more details in Digital Collections at:

thehenryford.org

Ford Motor Company--Plant Construction--Atlanta Georgia--1914--Item11

View in our Collectionson thehenryford.org 

What is The Henry Ford?

The national attraction for discovering your ingenuity while exploring America’s spirit of innovation. There is always much to see and do at The Henry Ford.

VIEW CALENDAR

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Ford Motor Company--Plant Construction--Atlanta Georgia--1914--Item12

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Ford Motor Company--Plant Construction--Atlanta Georgia--1914--Item12

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Artifact

Photographic print

Summary

Beginning in 1910, Henry Ford built Model T assembly plants throughout the country. Assembling automobiles closer to regional markets reduced shipping costs -- parts were cheaper to ship than completed automobiles. This photograph, part of a series, documents the construction of the Atlanta, Georgia assembly plant. The plant served as Ford's southeastern operations headquarters from 1915 to 1942.

Object ID

64.167.721.35

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Location

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Get more details in Digital Collections at:

thehenryford.org

Ford Motor Company--Plant Construction--Atlanta Georgia--1914--Item12

View in our Collectionson thehenryford.org 

What is The Henry Ford?

The national attraction for discovering your ingenuity while exploring America’s spirit of innovation. There is always much to see and do at The Henry Ford.

VIEW CALENDAR

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Ford Motor Company--Plant Construction--Atlanta Georgia--1914--Item13

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Ford Motor Company--Plant Construction--Atlanta Georgia--1914--Item13

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Artifact

Photographic print

Summary

Beginning in 1910, Henry Ford built Model T assembly plants throughout the country. Assembling automobiles closer to regional markets reduced shipping costs -- parts were cheaper to ship than completed automobiles. This photograph, part of a series, documents the construction of the Atlanta, Georgia assembly plant. The plant served as Ford's southeastern operations headquarters from 1915 to 1942.

Object ID

64.167.721.36

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Location

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Get more details in Digital Collections at:

thehenryford.org

Ford Motor Company--Plant Construction--Atlanta Georgia--1914--Item13

View in our Collectionson thehenryford.org 

What is The Henry Ford?

The national attraction for discovering your ingenuity while exploring America’s spirit of innovation. There is always much to see and do at The Henry Ford.

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Ford Motor Company--Plant Construction--Atlanta Georgia--1914--Item14

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Ford Motor Company--Plant Construction--Atlanta Georgia--1914--Item14

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Artifact

Photographic print

Summary

Beginning in 1910, Henry Ford built Model T assembly plants throughout the country. Assembling automobiles closer to regional markets reduced shipping costs -- parts were cheaper to ship than completed automobiles. This photograph, part of a series, documents the construction of the Atlanta, Georgia assembly plant. The plant served as Ford's southeastern operations headquarters from 1915 to 1942.

Object ID

64.167.721.37

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Location

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Get more details in Digital Collections at:

thehenryford.org

Ford Motor Company--Plant Construction--Atlanta Georgia--1914--Item14

View in our Collectionson thehenryford.org 

What is The Henry Ford?

The national attraction for discovering your ingenuity while exploring America’s spirit of innovation. There is always much to see and do at The Henry Ford.

VIEW CALENDAR

  Details

Ford Motor Company--Plant Construction--Atlanta Georgia--1914--Item15

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Ford Motor Company--Plant Construction--Atlanta Georgia--1914--Item15

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Artifact

Photographic print

Summary

Beginning in 1910, Henry Ford built Model T assembly plants throughout the country. Assembling automobiles closer to regional markets reduced shipping costs -- parts were cheaper to ship than completed automobiles. This photograph, part of a series, documents the construction of the Atlanta, Georgia assembly plant. The plant served as Ford's southeastern operations headquarters from 1915 to 1942.

Object ID

64.167.721.38

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Location

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Get more details in Digital Collections at:

thehenryford.org

Ford Motor Company--Plant Construction--Atlanta Georgia--1914--Item15

View in our Collectionson thehenryford.org 

What is The Henry Ford?

The national attraction for discovering your ingenuity while exploring America’s spirit of innovation. There is always much to see and do at The Henry Ford.

VIEW CALENDAR

  Details

Ford Motor Company--Plant Construction--Atlanta Georgia--1914--Item16

  Details

Ford Motor Company--Plant Construction--Atlanta Georgia--1914--Item16

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Artifact

Photographic print

Summary

Beginning in 1910, Henry Ford built Model T assembly plants throughout the country. Assembling automobiles closer to regional markets reduced shipping costs -- parts were cheaper to ship than completed automobiles. This photograph, part of a series, documents the construction of the Atlanta, Georgia assembly plant. The plant served as Ford's southeastern operations headquarters from 1915 to 1942.

Object ID

64.167.721.39

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Location

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Get more details in Digital Collections at:

thehenryford.org

Ford Motor Company--Plant Construction--Atlanta Georgia--1914--Item16

View in our Collectionson thehenryford.org 

What is The Henry Ford?

The national attraction for discovering your ingenuity while exploring America’s spirit of innovation. There is always much to see and do at The Henry Ford.

VIEW CALENDAR

  Details

Ford Motor Company--Plant Construction--Atlanta Georgia--1914--Item17

  Details

Ford Motor Company--Plant Construction--Atlanta Georgia--1914--Item17

View in our Collectionson thehenryford.org 

Artifact

Photographic print

Summary

Beginning in 1910, Henry Ford built Model T assembly plants throughout the country. Assembling automobiles closer to regional markets reduced shipping costs -- parts were cheaper to ship than completed automobiles. This photograph, part of a series, documents the construction of the Atlanta, Georgia assembly plant. The plant served as Ford's southeastern operations headquarters from 1915 to 1942.

Object ID

64.167.721.40

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Location

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Get more details in Digital Collections at:

thehenryford.org

Ford Motor Company--Plant Construction--Atlanta Georgia--1914--Item17

View in our Collectionson thehenryford.org 

What is The Henry Ford?

The national attraction for discovering your ingenuity while exploring America’s spirit of innovation. There is always much to see and do at The Henry Ford.

VIEW CALENDAR

  Details