The Fords of Dearborn

The Fords of Dearborn

A new edition of this illustrated history of the Ford family and its various branches.

Author: Ford Richardson Bryan

Publisher: Ford Books

ISBN: NWU:35556036060432

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 284

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A new edition of this illustrated history of the Ford family and its various branches.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Beyond the Model T

Beyond the Model T

New to this edition are chronicles of factory and general hospitals, nursing schools and services, health clinics, and a research institute established by Henry Ford, and the more than a dozen commissaries Ford operated, selling a wide ...

Author: Ford Richardson Bryan

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 081432682X

Category: History

Page: 232

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New to this edition are chronicles of factory and general hospitals, nursing schools and services, health clinics, and a research institute established by Henry Ford, and the more than a dozen commissaries Ford operated, selling a wide assortment of items to Ford employees and their families from pillow cases to children's shoes.
Categories: History

Clara

Clara

In telling the story of Clara Ford, author Ford Bryan also charts the course of the growing automobile industry and the life of the enigmatic man at its helm.

Author: Ford R. Bryan

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814337707

Category: History

Page: 408

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"Pick a good model and stay with it," Henry Ford once said. No, he was not talking about cars; he was talking about marriage. Was Clara Bryant Ford a "good model"? Her husband of fifty-nine years seems to have thought so. He called her "The Believer," and indeed Clara's unwavering support of Henry's pursuits and her patient tolerance of the quirks and obsessions that accompanied her husband's genius made it possible for him to change the world. In telling the story of Clara Ford, author Ford Bryan also charts the course of the growing automobile industry and the life of the enigmatic man at its helm. But the book's heart is Clara herself—daughter, sister, wife, mother, and grandmother; cook, gardener, and dancer; modest philanthropist and quiet role model. Clara is newly revealed in accounts and documents gleaned from personal papers, oral histories, and archival material never made public until now. These include receipts and recipes, diaries and genealogies, and 175 photographs.
Categories: History

Henry s Attic

Henry s Attic

It was the quantity of these gifts and the unusual and even unique nature of many of them that provided the inspiration for this book.

Author: Ford Richardson Bryan

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814326420

Category: Art

Page: 432

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Henry's Attic provides fascinating documentation of some of the one million artifacts in the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village. The items represent both Henry Ford's passion for collecting Americana and the astonishing array of gifts—some of great historic value and others of a distinctly homegrown variety—that account for almost half of the museum's collections. It was the quantity of these gifts and the unusual and even unique nature of many of them that provided the inspiration for this book. Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, which Ford established in Dearborn, Michigan in the late 1920s, was intended to recreate the slow-paced, rural character of America before the advent of the automobile. The purchases he made and the gifts he was given reflect his desire to document and preserve the lifeways of common people and to emphasize middle-class rural history, as represented by the tools of agriculture, industry, and transportation.
Categories: Art

Rouge

Rouge

"This is a collection of images culled from many thousands of photographs taken routinely over the years by Ford Motor Company photographers and housed today at the Benson Ford Research Center of the Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village.

Author: Ford R. Bryan

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0972784306

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 285

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"This is a collection of images culled from many thousands of photographs taken routinely over the years by Ford Motor Company photographers and housed today at the Benson Ford Research Center of the Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village. Bryan presents the photos and his text in a sequence that lets the reader view the Rouge as it developed in time and, more evocatively, as its buildings, its machinery, and its workers operated in the process of transforming iron ore into finished vehicles."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: Business & Economics

Rouge

Rouge

An illuminating photographic tour of Henry Ford’s famous Rouge plant—an industrial site that signifies an era’s triumph in integrated manufacturing and economic progress.

Author: Ford R. Bryan

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814336830

Category: History

Page: 288

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An illuminating photographic tour of Henry Ford’s famous Rouge plant—an industrial site that signifies an era’s triumph in integrated manufacturing and economic progress.
Categories: History

Henry Ford s Plan for the American Suburb

Henry Ford   s Plan for the American Suburb

This book will appeal to those interested in cities and suburbs, American studies, technology and society, political economy, working-class culture, welfare state systems, transportation, race relations, and business management"--

Author: Heather Barrow

Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press

ISBN: 9781501757143

Category: History

Page: 230

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"Around Detroit, suburbanization was led by Henry Ford, who not only located a massive factory over the city's border in Dearborn, but also was the first industrialist to make the automobile a mass consumer item. So, suburbanization in the 1920s was spurred simultaneously by the migration of the automobile industry and the mobility of automobile users. A welfare capitalist, Ford was a leader on many fronts--he raised wages, increased leisure time, and transformed workers into consumers, and he was the most effective at making suburbs an intrinsic part of American life. The decade was dominated by this new political economy--also known as "Fordism"--Linking mass production and consumption. The rise of Dearborn demonstrated that Fordism was connected to mass suburbanization as well. Ultimately, Dearborn proved to be a model that was repeated throughout the nation, as people of all classes relocated to suburbs, shifting away from central cities. Mass suburbanization was a national phenomenon. Yet the example of Detroit is an important baseline since the trend was more discernable there than elsewhere. Suburbanization, however, was never a simple matter of outlying communities growing in parallel with cities. Instead, resources were diverted from central cities as they were transferred to the suburbs. The example of the Detroit metropolis asks whether the mass suburbanization which originated there represented the "American dream," and if so, by whom and at what cost. This book will appeal to those interested in cities and suburbs, American studies, technology and society, political economy, working-class culture, welfare state systems, transportation, race relations, and business management"--
Categories: History

Guide to the Ford Film Collection in the National Archives

Guide to the Ford Film Collection in the National Archives

... fine arts , book reby the Fords ; the Dearborn Inde- views , world news , and the editorial pendent , a weekly newspaper pub- page . lished from 1919 to 1928 ; the Henry Processes in publishing the paper : Ford Museum and Greenfield ...

Author: Mayfield Bray

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X004103652

Category: Documentary films

Page: 118

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Categories: Documentary films

History of Soybean Cultivation 270 BCE to 2020

History of Soybean Cultivation  270 BCE to 2020

The Fords of Dearborn. Revised ed. Detroit, Michigan: Harlo Press. 301 p. 1st ed. 1987. [23 ref] • Summary: Chapter 19, titled “Henry Ford's friend–Dr. Carver,” discusses Ford's work with farming and soybeans and the Carver Laboratory ...

Author: William Shurtleff; Akiko Aoyagi

Publisher: Soyinfo Center

ISBN: 9781948436212

Category:

Page: 2659

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The world's most comprehensive, well documented and well illustrated book on this subject. With extensive subject and geographical index. 318 photographs and illustrations - many in color. Free of charge in digital PDF format on Google Books.
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The Public Image of Henry Ford

The Public Image of Henry Ford

Site of Henry Ford's birthplace , Ford and Greenfield roads , Dearborn . 2. Fair Lane , the Fords ' Dearborn estate from 1916 until their deaths . The estate originally was bounded by Michigan Avenue on south , Rouge River on west ...

Author: David Lanier Lewis

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814318924

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 598

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Skillful journalism and meticulous scholarship are combined in the full-bodied portrait of that enigmatic folk hero, Henry Ford, and of the company he built from scratch. Writing with verve and objectivity, David Lewis focuses on the fame, popularity, and influence of America's most unconventional businessman and traces the history of public relations and advertising within Ford Motor Company and the automobile industry.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography