Get a feel for what the Ford assembly plant was like with this set of postcards from 1917.
Check out the precarious perch for the “movie man” with nothing to hang onto except the tripod. No barriers or restraints to get in the way of the shot.
Belt injuries could be quickly treated at the factory hospital. All workers were taught English so they could describe their lacerated and burned appendages to the doctors.
The Ford Band had to play pretty loud to be heard over the machinery. I wondered if they traveled to different assembly areas, or perhaps they encouraged participation in the English classes by playing “Name That Tune.”
Actually, this set of postcards is fascinating. Also impressive is the quality of the color reproductions. This printing technique was developed in Germany.
Thanks to Bill Porter.