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Panorama of Menlo Park Compound Construction Site, Greenfield Village, January 28, 1929

Ford Motor Company1929-01-28

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

In 1928, Henry Ford commissioned a painstaking reconstruction of Thomas Edison's Menlo Park Laboratory for Greenfield Village. Researchers referenced photographs and reminiscences from Edison's early employees, and crews incorporated salvaged materials and original structures from the laboratory's long-abandoned New Jersey site. Construction was completed by October 1929, when Ford dedicated his museum and village as the Edison Institute of Technology.

Details

  • Title: Panorama of Menlo Park Compound Construction Site, Greenfield Village, January 28, 1929
  • Creator: Ford Motor Company
  • Date Created: 1929-01-28
  • Location: United States, Michigan, Dearborn
  • Subject Keywords: Henry Ford (Organization). Greenfield Village, Menlo Park Complex, Menlo Park Laboratory, Building sites, Construction, Historic buildings, Panoramas, Photographs, Photographic prints
  • Type: Photographs
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Photographic print
  • Object ID: EI.1929.P.ECP.106
  • Inventor: Thomas Edison
  • Image ID: THF118906
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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