Ford Motor Company--Plant Construction--Atlanta Georgia--1914--Item12

Summary

Starting in 1912, Ford Motor Company opened domestic assembly plants throughout the United States. Assembling automobiles closer to regional markets reduced shipping costs -- parts were cheaper to ship than completed automobiles. This photograph, part of a series, documents the construction of the Atlanta, Georgia assembly plant. The plant served as Ford's southeastern operations headquarters from 1915 to 1942.

Starting in 1912, Ford Motor Company opened domestic assembly plants throughout the United States. Assembling automobiles closer to regional markets reduced shipping costs -- parts were cheaper to ship than completed automobiles. This photograph, part of a series, documents the construction of the Atlanta, Georgia assembly plant. The plant served as Ford's southeastern operations headquarters from 1915 to 1942.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

27 June 1914

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.721.35

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: 7.75 in

Width: 11.25 in

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