Fordson Tractors Lined Up Inside Building at Keating Spur, L'Anse, Michigan, 1926

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. Here, workers pose at one of Ford's remote milling sites on Keweenaw Bay. Lumber harvested from the hardwood forests at L'Anse would be shipped out and made into parts for Ford automobiles.

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. Here, workers pose at one of Ford's remote milling sites on Keweenaw Bay. Lumber harvested from the hardwood forests at L'Anse would be shipped out and made into parts for Ford automobiles.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

16 February 1926

Subject Date

16 February 1926

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.833.45944

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Linen (Material)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8 in

Width: 11 in

Inscriptions

Handwritten in image, lower right corner: 45944 2-16-26

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