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Ford Motor Company Film Collection

Overview
Works: 57 works in 57 publications in 1 language and 58 library holdings
Genres: Motion pictures  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Short films  Promotional films  Exhibition catalogs 
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ford Motor Company Film Collection
Harvest of the years, Ford Motor Company advertisement( Visual )

1 edition published in 1940 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portions of a Ford Motor Company produced film with running commentary on the manufacture of Ford automobiles; views of the Ford Motor Company Rouge complex including the power plant, ore docks, blast furnaces, steel furnaces, coke ovens, tire factory, glass furnaces and plate-glass rollers. Examples of soybean processing; design and engineering; road and weather testing; waste control, recovery and re-use processes; and the freighters and railroad that moved raw materials to finished products
George Washington Carver at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A July 1942 reception at the Carver Memorial in Greenfield Village, Dearborn, Michigan. The memorial was created by Henry Ford in honor of agricultural chemist George Washington Carver. Carver, Henry Ford and Edsel Ford pose in front of the Memorial, a replica of Carver's Diamond Grove, Missouri, log cabin birthplace. Also includes Carver and others at the dedication of the Ford Motor Company Nutritional Laboratory, Dearborn, Michigan, which came to be known locally as the Carver Laboratory. Under Carver's supervision, weed sandwiches are prepared in the laboratory, and Henry Ford tries a sample
Ford Model T automobile( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Various views of the Ford Model T automobile including women on a shopping trip, the car on a hilly country road, crowds of people surrounding the Ten Millionth Ford, and a couple looking at a Model T with a salesman
Henry Ford running train( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Detroit, Toledo, and Ironton train going down tracks with Henry Ford running the engine
Farm progress( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Marketing piece for the Ford tractor. Farmer Brown continues to farm the old way. Farmer Anderson uses his first Fordson tractor to implement modern technology on his farm, including operating the dairy, milking machine, power-driven tools, washing machine, vacuum cleaner, lighting, and power for the water system. He also uses a tractor to stretch wire fence and spread manure. Closes with contrasting images of one farmer plowing with horse power and others plowing with tractors
Ford Model T assembly line( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Opens with shields and running boards being positioned and secured, followed by views of Highland Park workers on the assembly line assembling the Ford Model T. Includes crane lowering chassis to body, securing the fenders, installing the radiator, placing the hood, installing and filling the gas tank, assembling the dash, and attaching wheels and tires. Close-ups of engine, transmission, starting button, and generator. In closing, a Model T is driven on a deeply rutted road
Light's golden anniversary, part 1( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

President Herbert Hoover and Mrs. Hoover arrive in Dearborn, Michigan by train and are greeted by Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. They take a train to Greenfield Village and arrive at Smith's Creek Depot where they disembark. The group looks at a wood-burning locomotive built in 1860 by Rodgers Locomotive Works. A steam locomotive comes into view. The group walks through mud. President Hoover and Mrs. Hoover leave the Ford Estate by car, escorted by police on motorcycles. They ride in a parade in downtown Detroit and arrive at City Hall where President Hoover speaks to the crowd. President Hoover and Mrs. Hoover return to the car and continue through the parade. Guests visit various buildings in Greenfield Village
Streamlines make headlines( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A promotional film about the new Lincoln Zephyr which features an airplane chasing the Zephyr, a reporter going for a ride in the car, and two men discussing the features of the Zephyr
The Henry Ford Trade School( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Views of the exterior and interior of the Henry Ford Trade School in Michigan. Boys applying for entrance to the school, enrolling, punching a time clock, receiving supplies, badges, and class programs. Instructors and students in drawing class. Instructors demonstrating the safe use of shop equipment, including the use of micrometers and lathes. Students doing math at the chalkboard and visiting the library. Classes in physics and chemistry. Student demonstrating to a class how to operate a gas engine
Ford Model T radiator and wheel assembly( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Workers at the Ford Motor Company Highland Park Plant assembling radiators and wheels for the Ford Model T automobile. Closes with views of several models of the Model T in various outdoor settings
Vagabonds : Henry Ford and friends camping( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Harvey FIrestone, and John Burroughs took a series of camping trips together between 1915 and 1924. They called themselves the Four Vagabonds. In this film of the group, a caravan of cars travels down a dirt road, a group of men and women eat a meal around a large table, Henry Ford speaks into Thomas Edison's ear, and a group of men and women relax and converse around a camp fire
Henry Ford ice skating( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Winter scene showing Henry Ford ice skating, January 1918. (Possible location is at Wayside Inn Lake.)
Dedication of cornerstone of Henry Ford Museum( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Thomas Edison operates a steam engine in Fort Myers Laboratory while Henry Ford and others observe. Henry Ford and Thomas Edison talk with each other and with others in the laboratory. Thomas Edison carries Luther Burbank's spade up to a platform where he sinks the spade into a slab of wet concrete as his son takes photographs and spectators watch. Edison then signs the slab with a stick as Henry Ford stands behind him and watches
Ford Animated Weekly excerpts( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Ford Animated Weekly films were short productions distributed free between 1914 and 1921 to theaters, schools, YMCA's, prisons, etc. This is a selection of excerpts prepared by the Ford Motor Company; individual clip dates unknown. Included are views of workers on the assembly line; Ford automobiles being driven in the snow; Henry Ford and Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels leaving the White House after a conference with President Woodrow Wilson; women marching with signs proclaiming "Win the War," World War I Armistice Parade in Detroit, Michigan; troops waving from railroad passenger cars; and a World War I Liberty Bond Parade in Detroit, Michigan
Funeral of Henry Ford( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A crowd is gathered outside St. Paul's Cathedral in Detroit, Michigan as the family of Henry Ford arrives for the funeral; the family and guests enter the church. Clergy exit the church and pallbearers follow carrying the casket to the waiting hearse. The family gets into waiting automobiles. The motorcade leaves the cathedral with a police escort. The procession arrives at the cemetery
Vagabonds : Henry Ford and friends camping, part 2( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Harvey Firestone, and John Burroughs took a series of camping trips together between 1915 and 1924. They called themselves the Four Vagabonds. In this film of the group, John Burroughs plants a tree; the group walks, dines, and relaxes at the campsite; and Henry Ford climbs a tree
Scenes from the New York World's Fair( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Film opens with footage of Manhattan, the George Washington Bridge and aerial views of New York City and the 1940 New York World's Fair grounds. Views of the U.S. Government Building and various state buildings; pavilions representing industry and trade including AT & T, U.S. Steel, Westinghouse, Goodrich, Chrysler, and General Motors. The Ford Motor Company building is featured, including a large mobile mural by Henry Billings, the "Ford Cycle of Production," the theater, gardens, fountains, and exhibits and demonstrations including the processing of soybeans and the casting of molten iron. People get into Ford automobiles for a "Road of Tomorrow" ride on spiral ramps in and around the building. Views of the amusement section of the fair including dancing, ice-skating, a parachute jump, souvenir stand, and food venues. Closes showing the fair at night, the effects of lighting, and fireworks
Mickey Rooney, children visit Greenfield Village( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Depicts visits to Greenfield Village by schoolchildren and actor Mickey Rooney, circa October 1939. Old steam locomotive "The President" backs up, young schoolchildren board and sit inside train, and train moves down tracks. Mickey Rooney walks on platform of Smith's Creek Depot and then operates telegraph key inside. Children play on lawn in Greenfield Village. Henry Ford shakes hands with children lined up outside of Scotch Settlement School. The dog "Old Tray" rests in front of a doghouse at the Stephen Foster Memorial house. Passengers [children?] board paddlewheel river steamboat "Suwanee." Suwanee sets underway with people watching from the banks
Fair Lane dam and Rouge River in winter( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Footage of the Rouge River and the dam at Henry Ford's Fair Lane Estate in the winter. The river dam and rockwork was designed by landscape architect Jens Jensen
Edison Institute students in Greenfield Village( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Groups of Edison Institute students visit Cotswold Forge in Greenfeld Village, Dearborn, Michigan, to watch a blacksmith at work; leave the William McGuffey School in a horse drawn wagon passing by the Suwanee Lagoon and the Suwanee boat in the Village; and board the Suwanee boat for a ride in the man-made lagoon
 
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