Henry Ford and others aboard the M.S. Lake Ormoc, July 20, 1928

Summary

Henry Ford established Fordlandia and Belterra in the Brazilian rainforest to supply rubber for automobile production. He began shipping machinery and supplies to the Amazon in 1928. Two ships, Lake Ormoc and Lake Farge, left Dearborn, Michigan in July. Ford and other executives posed for this photograph on the Lake Ormoc to commemorate the start of the project.

Henry Ford established Fordlandia and Belterra in the Brazilian rainforest to supply rubber for automobile production. He began shipping machinery and supplies to the Amazon in 1928. Two ships, Lake Ormoc and Lake Farge, left Dearborn, Michigan in July. Ford and other executives posed for this photograph on the Lake Ormoc to commemorate the start of the project.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7 in

Width: 9.25 in

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