Map Showing Ford Motor Company Village Industries in Southeast Michigan and Ontario, Canada, 1942

Summary

In the 1920s and 30s, Henry Ford set up small-scale factories to supply Ford with needed tools and vehicle parts. He scattered these "Village Industries" throughout southeast Michigan usually along rivers. Ford employed local residents -- ideally farmers who could maintain their farms when not working at the factory. This map shows the factories Ford had created by 1942.

In the 1920s and 30s, Henry Ford set up small-scale factories to supply Ford with needed tools and vehicle parts. He scattered these "Village Industries" throughout southeast Michigan usually along rivers. Ford employed local residents -- ideally farmers who could maintain their farms when not working at the factory. This map shows the factories Ford had created by 1942.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

1942

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

84.1.1660.P.833.77015

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: 8.75 in

Width: 11 in

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