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Ford Rouge plant, Dearborn

Ford Rouge plant, Dearborn
Photo Information
Copyright: Richard Kloian (Diran) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 14] (235)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 1960
Categories: Nocturnal
Camera: Speed Graphic 4x5 press camera, Schneider 135mm
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-10-24 12:04
Viewed: 3195
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a 1960 shot of the coke ovens and foundry
at the Ford Rouge Plant in Dearborn. I shot this
time exposure with a 4x5 camera, Kodak BW sheet film that was developed in D76. This scan is from an 8x10 print I made. PP work included some spotting and slight gamma adjustment.

The historic Ford Rouge Plant in Dearborn is the
home of the auto industry where mass production of the automobile first began. It was the world's largest industrial complex at the time employing 81,000 workers and was built on the Rouge River in Dearborn, Michigan, it included everything needed for automobile production: a steel mill, glass factory, and automobile assembly line. Iron ore and coal were brought in to the foundry on Great Lakes steamers and by railroad and were used to produce iron and steel. Rolling mills, forges, and assembly shops transformed the steel into springs, axles, and car bodies. The foundries converted iron into engine blocks and cylinder heads that were assembled with other components into engines. production.

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  • jcandeli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 853 W: 100 N: 348] (3985)
  • [2005-10-24 12:31]

cool dark photo! I like the lighting and darkness. I am surprised that it is so old! Great job. JP
Points tomorrow.

I guess not many people are knowing about the history of the great Rouge and what the revolutionary legend Mr. Ford did. You probably have to invite more people to see this.

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