Model A Assembly Line at Ford Motor Company's Moscow Factory, 1930

Summary

In 1929, Ford Motor Company signed an agreement with the Soviet government to open two plants in the U.S.S.R., at Nizhny and Moscow. Ford provided detailed drawings of factory buildings and equipment, and sent engineers and foremen to oversee construction and startup. Although Ford lost money on the venture, it gained a great deal of publicity on the international stage.

In 1929, Ford Motor Company signed an agreement with the Soviet government to open two plants in the U.S.S.R., at Nizhny and Moscow. Ford provided detailed drawings of factory buildings and equipment, and sent engineers and foremen to oversee construction and startup. Although Ford lost money on the venture, it gained a great deal of publicity on the international stage.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

06 November 1930

Creators

Unknown

Creator Notes

Original photographer is unidentified.

 On Exhibit

On Loan - Canadian Centre for Architecture

Object ID

84.1.1660.P.O.4036

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: 7.25 in

Width: 9.75 in

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