Logging Operations with Tractor and Log Hauling Trailer, Michigan, 1925

Summary

In pursuit of self-sufficient automobile manufacture, Henry Ford and Ford Motor Company purchased over 313,000 acres of timberland for logging in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Ford built a large lumber camp in Sidnaw, where well-fed, well-dressed, and well-housed lumberjacks like this worker harvested mature trees. The wood would be made into automobile parts at a plant 65 miles southeast.

In pursuit of self-sufficient automobile manufacture, Henry Ford and Ford Motor Company purchased over 313,000 acres of timberland for logging in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Ford built a large lumber camp in Sidnaw, where well-fed, well-dressed, and well-housed lumberjacks like this worker harvested mature trees. The wood would be made into automobile parts at a plant 65 miles southeast.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

02 June 1925

Subject Date

1925

Creators

Ford Motor Company. Photographic Department 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Dearborn 

Creator Notes

Photographed by Ford Motor Company Photographic Department, Dearborn, Michigan

Collection Title

General Photographs Series 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.833.42438

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: 8.125 in

Width: 10 in

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