Soybean Processing for Fiber and Oil, Ford Exposition, New York World's Fair, 1939

Summary

Ford Motor Company poured resources into the 1939-40 New York World's Fair, spending more than $5 million to construct and maintain its elaborate and well-attended exposition space. Ford's massive exhibition building attracted fairgoers with industrial demonstrations and informative displays in two main halls. At the "industrialized farm," visitors could learn about soybeans and watch presenters process them into plastics and fibers.

Ford Motor Company poured resources into the 1939-40 New York World's Fair, spending more than $5 million to construct and maintain its elaborate and well-attended exposition space. Ford's massive exhibition building attracted fairgoers with industrial demonstrations and informative displays in two main halls. At the "industrialized farm," visitors could learn about soybeans and watch presenters process them into plastics and fibers.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

28 May 1939

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.232.1287

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: 11 in

Width: 7.5 in

Inscriptions

Verso: 315

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