Edsel Ford, Charlie Chaplin, and Henry Ford Touring the Ford Motor Company Highland Park Plant, October 1923

Summary

Edsel Ford (left) and Henry Ford (right) share a laugh with Charles Chaplin while touring the actor-director through Ford Motor Company's Highland Park power plant in 1923. Thirteen years later, Chaplin satirized Ford's moving assembly line -- and the effect of its frantic pace on workers -- in his film Modern Times. Chaplin's pointed comedy examined the human cost of mass production.

Edsel Ford (left) and Henry Ford (right) share a laugh with Charles Chaplin while touring the actor-director through Ford Motor Company's Highland Park power plant in 1923. Thirteen years later, Chaplin satirized Ford's moving assembly line -- and the effect of its frantic pace on workers -- in his film Modern Times. Chaplin's pointed comedy examined the human cost of mass production.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 3.5 in

Width: 4.5 in

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