Henry Ford Opening the Valve to Start Power Production at the Edison Illumination Company Dedication, Greenfield Village, November 8, 1944

Summary

Henry Ford constructed an edited, scaled down version of the Detroit power plant where he worked as chief engineer in the 1890s. Former Edison Illuminating Company coworkers attended the November 1944 dedication in Greenfield Village. Looking on as he opens a valve to start generating power are George Cato (left), Ford's longtime friend, and Richard Elliott (left), who preceded Ford as chief engineer.

Henry Ford constructed an edited, scaled down version of the Detroit power plant where he worked as chief engineer in the 1890s. Former Edison Illuminating Company coworkers attended the November 1944 dedication in Greenfield Village. Looking on as he opens a valve to start generating power are George Cato (left), Ford's longtime friend, and Richard Elliott (left), who preceded Ford as chief engineer.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.063 in

Width: 10.000 in

Inscriptions

reminiscence of Edward L. Bryant (1898-1984) typewritten on back: Henry Ford opens the throttle valve on restored engine to start the generation of power in Greenfield Village replica of Station A. The original building of the Edison Illuminating Company stood (and still stands, 1965) at Washington Boulevard at State Street in Detroit, Michigan. Henry Ford was chief engineer of the plant in 1890's, having succeeded the man on his right, Mr. Richard Elliott. The man on Henry Ford's left is George W. Cato, a lifelong friend of Henry Ford and James W. Bishop, another old timer. ELB.

Edison Illuminating Company's Station A

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