12,000 Employees outside Ford Motor Company Highland Park Plant, 1913

Summary

Ford Motor Company's Highland Park Plant was nothing less than the most influential factory of the 20th century. Within its walls Henry Ford and his associates developed the moving assembly line, introduced the Five Dollar Day for workers, and produced millions of reliable and affordable Model T automobiles that put the world on wheels.

Ford Motor Company's Highland Park Plant was nothing less than the most influential factory of the 20th century. Within its walls Henry Ford and his associates developed the moving assembly line, introduced the Five Dollar Day for workers, and produced millions of reliable and affordable Model T automobiles that put the world on wheels.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

1913

Creators

Vallin, C. R. 

Creator Notes

Originally photographed by C. R. Vallin.

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

84.1.1660.P.833.700

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process
Retouching

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8 in

Width: 10 in

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