Wash Room inside Benson Ford School, Belterra, Brazil, circa 1942

Summary

Along with Fordlandia, Belterra was established by Henry Ford in the Brazilian rainforest to supply rubber for automobile production. Modeled after small-town America, Belterra had a grid-like street system lined with American-style homes. The city was also equipped with recreational facilities, a hospital, a dentist's office, and a school that provided its students with pencils, books and uniforms.

Along with Fordlandia, Belterra was established by Henry Ford in the Brazilian rainforest to supply rubber for automobile production. Modeled after small-town America, Belterra had a grid-like street system lined with American-style homes. The city was also equipped with recreational facilities, a hospital, a dentist's office, and a school that provided its students with pencils, books and uniforms.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

circa 1942

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.46.4

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 5.5 in

Width: 3.5 in

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