• Short Summary

    Young men from poor families work on motor magnate Henry Ford's farm camp.

  • Description

    Titles read: "WILL THIS SOLVE UNEMPLOYMENT?"

    River Rouge, United States of America.

    Various shots of young men on a kind of farm camp near motorcar magnate Henry Ford's factory. The boys, from poor families, work on the farm in return for $2 a day from Ford, plus meals and a share in the profits.

    The men work on tractors to plough fields, pose for the cameras with Henry Ford, eat in the canteens, operate combine harvesters, pick vegetables and sell them at a roadside stall. Ford examines some corn cobs. Commentator says soya beans grown on the farm are used in the manufacture of motorcar parts.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1180.14
    Media URN:
    40671
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    05/12/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:11:00 / 01:28:38:00
    Canister:
    PT 454

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