Women Workers at Phoenix Mill Plant during Changeover from Automobile Parts Production to Defense Work, Plymouth, Michigan, 1942

Summary

In the 1920s and 30s, Henry Ford set up small-scale factories throughout southeast Michigan. These "Village Industries" supplied Ford with tools and vehicle parts. Employees at his Phoenix Mill factory made electrical parts and voltage regulators. Most of this factory's employees were women. This photo was taken in 1942 during a period of changeover from automotive parts production to defense work.

In the 1920s and 30s, Henry Ford set up small-scale factories throughout southeast Michigan. These "Village Industries" supplied Ford with tools and vehicle parts. Employees at his Phoenix Mill factory made electrical parts and voltage regulators. Most of this factory's employees were women. This photo was taken in 1942 during a period of changeover from automotive parts production to defense work.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

20 March 1942

Collection Title

General Photographs Series 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.833.P.76658

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Linen (Material)
Duct Tape

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.125 in

Width: 11 in

Inscriptions

Typed sheet adhered to top of image reads: PHOENIX PLANT CHANGEOVER / TO DEFENSE WORK

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