Ford Institutional Advertising on Military Vehicle Production, "Ford Announces New Models for 1943"

Summary

The American automobile industry essentially shut down for the duration of World War II -- shut down its civilian production, that is. American automakers turned over their plants and workforces to the manufacture of war materiel. This 1943 advertisement features just some of the military items built by Ford Motor Company, including tanks, jeeps, airplane engines, gliders and B-24 bomber planes.

The American automobile industry essentially shut down for the duration of World War II -- shut down its civilian production, that is. American automakers turned over their plants and workforces to the manufacture of war materiel. This 1943 advertisement features just some of the military items built by Ford Motor Company, including tanks, jeeps, airplane engines, gliders and B-24 bomber planes.

Artifact

Advertisement

Subject Date

1943

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.19.607

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 17.25 in

Width: 10 in

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