Edward Kingsford, Henry Ford, Fred Johnson and Alex Boivin with Group of Children in Alberta, Michigan, 1938

Summary

Henry Ford (center), Edward Kingsford (left), and Fred Johnson (right) pose with children in the Ford company town of Alberta, Michigan, in 1938. Kingsford and Johnson helped manage Ford's vast forest lands in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, and Alberta was home to a sawmill that produced lumber for Ford's automobiles. In 1954, Ford Motor Company donated the sawmill and community buildings to Michigan Technological University.

Henry Ford (center), Edward Kingsford (left), and Fred Johnson (right) pose with children in the Ford company town of Alberta, Michigan, in 1938. Kingsford and Johnson helped manage Ford's vast forest lands in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, and Alberta was home to a sawmill that produced lumber for Ford's automobiles. In 1954, Ford Motor Company donated the sawmill and community buildings to Michigan Technological University.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

August 1938

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

00.1334.212

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: 8 in

Width: 10 in

Inscriptions

Text handwritten in ink on lower left front of image: ALBERTA MICHIGAN / AUG.--1938.

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