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Dock at Belterra Rubber Plantation and the "Lake Ormoc" Steamer Lying at Dock, Brazil, 1930

1930

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. Ford paid the indigenous workers good wages and supplied various amenities -- he also imposed foreign work traditions and behavioral restrictions which the workers resented. The plantations failed and he disposed of the project in 1945.

Details

  • Title: Dock at Belterra Rubber Plantation and the "Lake Ormoc" Steamer Lying at Dock, Brazil, 1930
  • Date: 1930
  • Location: Brazil, Para, Belterra
  • Subject Keywords: Companhia Ford Industrial Do Brasil, Lake Ormoc (Ship), Plantations, Rubber industry and trade, Docks, Steamboats, Negatives (Photographic), Photographs
  • Type: Photographs
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Negative (Photographic)
  • Object ID: N.O.3786
  • Image ID: THF115166
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

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