Portrait of Charles Sorensen, 1918

Summary

Charles Sorensen (1881-1968) joined Ford Motor Company in 1905. He impressed Henry Ford early on with his strong work ethic, and Sorensen was given increasing production management responsibilities. His hard-driving style contributed to the company's enormous gains with the assembly line. Sorensen's greatest achievement came during World War II when he oversaw B-24 aircraft assembly at Willow Run.

Charles Sorensen (1881-1968) joined Ford Motor Company in 1905. He impressed Henry Ford early on with his strong work ethic, and Sorensen was given increasing production management responsibilities. His hard-driving style contributed to the company's enormous gains with the assembly line. Sorensen's greatest achievement came during World War II when he oversaw B-24 aircraft assembly at Willow Run.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

1918

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

84.1.1660.P.O.1046

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 12 in

Width: 9.5 in

Inscriptions

Written on front, below image: Respectfully yours / Chas. E. Sorensen / Frank Scott Clark 1918

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