Henry Ford and President Franklin Roosevelt Touring the Willow Run Bomber Plant, 1942

Summary

President Franklin D. Roosevelt and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt visited Ford Motor Company's Willow Run bomber plant on September 18, 1942. The Roosevelts, accompanied by Henry Ford, Edsel Ford, and Charles Sorensen -- the production manager behind Willow Run's success -- toured the plant's massive interior in "Sunshine Special," the president's 1939 Lincoln limousine.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt visited Ford Motor Company's Willow Run bomber plant on September 18, 1942. The Roosevelts, accompanied by Henry Ford, Edsel Ford, and Charles Sorensen -- the production manager behind Willow Run's success -- toured the plant's massive interior in "Sunshine Special," the president's 1939 Lincoln limousine.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.25 in

Width: 10.25 in

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