Ford Motor Company Mexico City Plant, Interior, 1932

Summary

Guillermo Kahlo, father of artist Frida Kahlo, was one of the foremost architectural photographers in Mexico during the early 1900s. In 1932, Kahlo's studio documented the Ford Mexico City assembly plant. This visual record was created the same year Kahlo's son-in-law Diego Rivera began the Detroit Industry murals -- the monumental frescoes at the Detroit Institute of Arts funded by Edsel Ford.

Guillermo Kahlo, father of artist Frida Kahlo, was one of the foremost architectural photographers in Mexico during the early 1900s. In 1932, Kahlo's studio documented the Ford Mexico City assembly plant. This visual record was created the same year Kahlo's son-in-law Diego Rivera began the Detroit Industry murals -- the monumental frescoes at the Detroit Institute of Arts funded by Edsel Ford.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

1932

Collection Title

General Photographs Series 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.833.57183.9

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: 8.00 in

Width: 11.00 in

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