Tonging for Oysters at Kilkenny Plantation near Richmond Hill, Georgia, circa 1947

Summary

Henry Ford purchased vast amounts of land around present-day Richmond Hill, Georgia, beginning in the 1920s. After acquiring the property, Ford became interested in the economic and civic improvement of the area, especially in finding ways to help people in the community make a living. He hired locals at his farming and lumbering operations and even supported the area's traditional oystering enterprises.

Henry Ford purchased vast amounts of land around present-day Richmond Hill, Georgia, beginning in the 1920s. After acquiring the property, Ford became interested in the economic and civic improvement of the area, especially in finding ways to help people in the community make a living. He hired locals at his farming and lumbering operations and even supported the area's traditional oystering enterprises.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

circa 1947

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

00.1334.504.4.13

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: 11 in

Width: 14 in

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