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1Title:  Photographs for Ford News Bureau album series, circa 1946-1948 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1505 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Photographic Department. 
 Abstract:  The series contains an album containing striking photographic images depicting Ford Motor Company plants, Ford employees, and the process of producing automobiles and trucks. 
 Subjects:  Ford Motor Company. Photographic Department | Ford Motor Company. Rouge River Plant | Ford Motor Company. Marine operations | Ford Motor Company--Employees | Benson Ford (Ship) | Ford Fleet | Assembly-line methods | Automobile factories | Automobile industry and trade | Automobile industry workers | Ford automobile | Cargo ships | Industrial designers | Shipping | Photograph albums | Photographs | Aerial views 
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2Title:  Viggo J. Thomsen photographs, 1925-1935 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1160 
 Creator:  Thomsen, Viggo J., 1909-1973 
 Abstract:  Viggo J. Thomsen worked on the Ford Motor Company ship fleet at the Rouge plant from 1932 to 1942. His photograph collection contains pictures of the ships, crews and passengers. 
 Subjects:  Thomsen, Viggo J., 1909-1973 | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Sorensen, Charles E. (Charles Emil), 1881-1968 | Ford Motor Company | Ford Fleet | Henry Ford II (Ship) | Edgewater (Ship) | East Indian (Ship) | Ford Motor Company--Marine operations | Ford Motor Company--Employees | Cargo ships | Shipping--Great Lakes | Ships--Great Lakes | Canals | Photographs | Group portraits 
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3Title:  General Photographs series, 1913-1954 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  833 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Photographic Department. 
 Abstract:  Ford Motor Company photographers recorded the company’s manufacturing work and contributions to innovation around the nation and world. This series contains photographic prints and negatives created by the company’s first photographic department. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947. | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943. | Ford family | Kahlo, Frida, 1907- | Rickenbacker, Eddie, 1890-1973 | Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957 | Ford Motor Company. Photographic Department. | Ford Motor Company. Highland Park Plant | Ford Motor Company. Rouge River Plant | Ford Motor Company. Willow Run Bomber Plant. | Ford Motor Company. Marine operations. | Ford Motor Company--Buildings. | Ford Motor Company--Employees. | Ford Motor Company--Executives. | Henry Ford (Organization) | Ford Village Industries. | Henry Ford Trade School. | Dearborn Inn (Dearborn, Mich.) | Detroit Institute of Arts | Ford Fleet. | Ford Rotunda (Dearborn, Mich.) | Henry Ford Hospital. | Fair Lane (Dearborn, Mich.) | Assembly line methods | Automobile industry and trade | Automobile industry workers | Automobile factories | Automobile dealers | Aircraft industry | Factories--Design and construction | Aircraft industry | Airplanes | Buses | Ford automobile | Lincoln automobile | Mercury automobile | Cargo ships | Industry and education | Industrial buildings | Photographers | Power-plants | Radio--History | Rubber industry and trade | Service stations | Soybean products | Tractors | Trucks | Vehicles, Military | Women automobile industry workers | African American automobile industry workers | Photographs. | Photographic prints | Portraits. | Group portraits. | Negatives (Photographic) 
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4Title:  Photographic Vertical File series, 1860-1980 (bulk 1890-1955) Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1660 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Archives. 
 Abstract:  The Photographic vertical file series is an assembled collection of photographs from a variety of sources. The series contains both original photographs and copy photographs, covering a wide range of topics. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford, Clara Bryant, 1866-1950 | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943 | Ford, Eleanor, 1896- | Ford, Henry, 1917-1987 | Ford family | Bryant family | Litogot family. | Burroughs, John, 1837-1921. | Carver, George Washington, 1864?-1943 | Disney, Walt, 1901-1966. | Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931 | Firestone family | Ford Motor Company. Archives. | Ford Motor Company. Highland Park Plant | Ford Motor Company. Rouge River Plant | Ford Motor Company. Willow Run Bomber Plant. | Ford Motor Company -- Employees. | Ford Motor Company -- Executives. | Ford Motor Company -- Buildings. | Ford Village Industries. | Ford Rotunda (Dearborn, Mich.) | Ford Fleet. | Henry Ford Hospital | Henry Ford Trade School | Henry Ford (Organization) | Fair Lane (Dearborn, Mich.) | Wayside Inn (Sudbury, Mass.) | Automobile industry and trade | Automobile industry workers | Automobile racing drivers | Assembly-line methods | Automobile factories | Automobiles, Racing | Endurance races. | Ford automobile | Lincoln automobile | Mercury automobile | Rubber industry and trade | Tractors | Trucks | Industrialists | Camping | Celebrities | Power-plants | Aircraft industry | Airplanes | Advertising | Peace movement -- United States. | Vehicles, Mililtary. | Women automobile industry workers | African American automobile industry workers | World War, 1914-1918 | World War, 1939-1945 | Ford Airport (Dearborn, Mich.) | Richmond Hill (Ga.) | Peace Ship. | Photographs | Group portraits | Vertical files 
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5Title:  Topical for Henry Ford series, 1918-1930 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  34 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Engineering Photographic Department. 
 Abstract:  The series contains two subseries: the General photograph albums subseries and the Camping albums subseries. The General photograph albums subseries contains photographs of Henry Ford's mother's family, Fair Lane, and the ships M/S Henry Ford II and M/S Benson Ford. The Camping subseries contains photographs of Henry Ford's camping excursions with Thomas Edison, Harvey Firestone and John Burroughs. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford, Benson, 1919-1978 | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943--Travel | Ford, Clara Bryant, 1966-1950--Travel | Burroughs, John, 1837-1921--Travel | Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933--Travel | Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931--Travel | Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923--Travel | Ford family | Litogot family | Litogot, Sapharia, 1833-1878 | Mayo, William Benson, 1866-1944 | Ford Motor Company. Engineering Photographic Department | Ford Motor Company. Marine operations | Henry Ford II (Ship) | Benson Ford (Ship) | Ford Fleet | Fair Lane (Dearborn, Mich.) | Wayside Inn (Sudbury, Mass.) | Cargo ships | Santa Claus | Shipping--Great Lakes | Christmas | Camping | Automobile travel | Vacations | Waterwheels | Ford automobile | Packard automobile | Photographers | Locomotives | Horsemanship | Tractors | Fishing | Carts & wagons | Dearborn (Mich.) | Upper Peninsula (Mich.) | Great Smoky Mountains (N.C. and Tenn.) | Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) | Photographs | Photograph albums | Photographic prints | Genealogies | Portraits | Group portraits | Negatives 
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6Title:  Nevins and Hill Research, Original Documents and Notes Series, 1845-1960 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  572 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Archives 
 Abstract:  In 1954, Columbia University historian Allan Nevins in collaboration with Frank Ernest Hill published the first volume of a comprehensive history of Henry Ford and his automobile company. The series is comprised primarily of original documents that were selected between 1952 and 1954 from accessions held by the Ford Motor Company Archives for research use in the three volume Nevins and Hill history of the company. 
 Subjects:  Automobile industry and trade | Automobile factories | Assembly-line methods | Aircraft industry | Ford automobile | Automobile dealers | Automobile industry workers | Industrialists | Pacifism | Philanthropists | Industry and education | Schools | Tractor industry | Vehicles, Military | World War, 1939-1945 | World War, 1914-1918 | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943 | Ford, Clara Bryant, 1866-1950 | Ford family | Couzens, James, 1872-1936 | Hill, Frank Ernest, 1888-1969 | Kanzler, Ernest Carlton, 1892-1967 | Knudson, William S., 1879-1948 | Liebold, Ernest Gustav, 1884-1956 | Martin, Peter Edmund, 1882-1944 | Mayo, William Benson, 1866-1944 | Nevins, Allan 1890-1971 | Sorensen, Charles Emil 1881-1968 | Wills, Childe Harold, 1878-1940 | Ford Motor Company--History | Ford Motor Company. Archives | Ford Motor Company. Sociological Department | Ford Motor Company. Highland Park Plant | Ford Motor Company. Rouge River Plant | Ford Motor Company--Executives | Ford Motor Company--Employees | Ford Motor Company--Industrial relations | Ford Motor Company--Public relations | Henry Ford (Organization) | Detroit, Toledo, and Ironton Railroad | Henry Ford Hospital | Henry Ford Trade School | Ford Village Industries | Ford Fleet | Detroit (Mich.)--History | Upper Peninsula (Mich.)--History | Genealogies 
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