United Auto Workers Picketing the Ford Rouge River Plant, Dearborn, Michigan, 1941

Summary

The workers who manufactured and bought cars organized into labor unions to better their working conditions. The United Auto Workers, founded in 1935, quickly organized the auto industry. In this photograph, workers picket Ford Motor Company -- the last major automaker to unionize -- during a 1941 strike.

The workers who manufactured and bought cars organized into labor unions to better their working conditions. The United Auto Workers, founded in 1935, quickly organized the auto industry. In this photograph, workers picket Ford Motor Company -- the last major automaker to unionize -- during a 1941 strike.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

1941

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

Germany 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.O.4622

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: 8.25 in

Width: 10 in

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