Commemoration of the First Voyage to Fordlandia, 1928


The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

Henry Ford established Fordlandia and Belterra in the Brazilian rainforest to supply rubber for automobile production. He began shipping machinery and supplies to the Amazon in 1928. Two ships, Lake Ormoc and Lake Farge, left Dearborn, Michigan in July. Ford and other executives posed for this photograph -- probably on the Lake Ormoc -- to commemorate the start of the project.


  • Title: Commemoration of the First Voyage to Fordlandia, 1928
  • Date Created: 1928/1930
  • Location: Brazil
  • Subject Keywords: Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943, Ford, Henry, 1863-1947, Cowling, William C., 1881-1966, Martin, P.E. (Peter Edmund), 1882-1944, Prinz, Karl, Sorensen, Charles E. (Charles Emil), 1881-1968, Wibel, A. M. (Albert M.), 1886-1965, Ford Motor Company, Companhia Ford Industrial Do Brasil, Lake Ormoc (Ship), Employees, Rubber industry and trade, Ships, Photographic prints, Photographs
  • Type: Photographs
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Photographic print
  • Object ID: 2002.1.1830.1.1
  • Image ID: THF116231
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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