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Payday at Fordlandia, Brazil, circa 1933

1932/1934

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford

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.

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  • Title: Payday at Fordlandia, Brazil, circa 1933
  • Date Created: 1932/1934
  • Location: Brazil, Boa Vista
  • Subject Keywords: Ford Motor Company, Companhia Ford Industrial Do Brasil, Rubber plantation workers, Rubber industry and trade, Photographic prints, Photographs
  • Type: Photographs
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Photographic print
  • Object ID: 64.167.74.11
  • Image ID: THF115498
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

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