Hayden Mills Hydroelectric Plant, Tecumseh, Michigan, 1936

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. At Hayden Mills in Tecumseh, Michigan, employees cleaned, packed and stored soybeans -- a crop used by Ford to make paints and plastics.

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. At Hayden Mills in Tecumseh, Michigan, employees cleaned, packed and stored soybeans -- a crop used by Ford to make paints and plastics.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

03 June 1936

Collection Title

General Photographs Series 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.833.66174.B

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Linen (Material)
Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8 in

Width: 10.875 in

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