Chassis Assembly Line At Ford - Body Drop

Date:
c. 1900-1910

Appeared in a book by the Ford Motor Co. This photograph depicts an outdoor assembly line. Workers are preparing to lower the bodies of Model Ts onto their chassis.

Description (physical):

H: 8 1/8", W: 10"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0001.0035
Institution:
American Heritage

Magneto Assembly Line At Ford

Date:
c. 1900-1910

This photograph shows workers assembling Model T wheels on the innovative magneto assembly line, which sped up production considerably.

Description (physical):

H: 8 1/8", W: 10"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0001.0036
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Transfer Slip

Date:
1944

Shutaro Matsumura, a 54-year-old Issei assessed Manzanar a year after it opened: “Camp life is creating people with lazy habits, people without initiative or incentive. Working conditions are not strict and favor indolent and slovenly work.” During his three and a half years at Manzanar, Matsumura worked in the mattress factory, housing department, agriculture section, and finally, as a policeman in the Internal Security division. He earned the respect of his Caucasian supervisors for his superior work ethic and dedication to helping his community, despite very low pay.

Description (physical):

Paper

Location:
5001 Hwy. 395 Independence,California 93526
Identifier:
MANZ 0055/03-003#02
Institution:
Manzanar National Historic Site