Ford Village Industry Plants, Southeast Michigan, 1934

Summary

In the 1920s and 30s, Henry Ford set up small-scale factories throughout southeast Michigan. These "Village Industries" employed local residents -- ideally farmers who could maintain their farms when not working at the factory -- and supplied Ford with tools and vehicle parts. This composite image shows several of those plants.

In the 1920s and 30s, Henry Ford set up small-scale factories throughout southeast Michigan. These "Village Industries" employed local residents -- ideally farmers who could maintain their farms when not working at the factory -- and supplied Ford with tools and vehicle parts. This composite image shows several of those plants.

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