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Biography: Henry Ford

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Biography of Henry Ford (1863-1947), automobile engineer and manufacturer, born in Dearborn, MI. He produced the 1st petrol-driven motor car in 1893. Founded Ford Motor Company in 1903. Pioneered the assembly line mass-production for his Model T, 15 million of which were produced up to 1928.

Biography: Henry Ford

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MS industrialist HENRY FORD talking about his work ethic while wearing tuxedo, arms folded across his chest, 1930s: "Young man makes up his mind in work, there's no limit to what he can do. If he makes up his mind to go at it without the idea of work, why he hasn't much chance. He must study and work and he must go back in any art as far as he can to dig up the very beginning. The more he goes back, the further he will be able to see ahead." MS Henry Ford sitting in quadracycle (quadricycle), 1930s. MCUs Henry Ford wearing straw boater. Nice MS Henry Ford looking tough, determined, defiant, surly, almost angry, 1930s.

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MS/TLSs horse pulling wagon along rural farming road. Tracking shot rural farming house. Nice high angle head-on subjective POV shot of railroad tracks passing by quickly.

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DO NOT USE Illustration of the Edison Machine Works (factory). Archival stills of young, moustachioed Henry Ford posing with fellow mechanics inside Edison Works (approx. 1902). Industrial design drawing of the quadrocycle (quadricycle). Indistrial design drawings and stills of quadracycle.

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(Reenactment) MS/TLSs man wearing bowler derby hat and overalls driving Quadricycle along dimly-lit cobblestone streets.

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DO NOT USE Stills of Henry Ford posing with 999 racing car. Stills of Barney Oldfield riding old 999.

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Nice traveling shot of early arce car on bowed racetrack. TLSs early automobile race along dirt roads, passing spectator stands, 1900s.

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DO NOT USE Still of Ford Motor Company factory, 1903. Stills of men working in auto factory. Still of early production model of Ford Model A car.

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TLS luxury Ford Model K car.

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DO NOT USE Still of Henery Ford and executive board, 1900s.

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1910 Ad in the Saturday Evening Post for the Ford Model T -- only $850.

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MS/TLSs Ford Model T driving through thick mud, snow, streams, countryside, rough roads, even through the neighbor's yard; ends with shot of man getting out of truck stuck in mud, kicking tire.

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DO NOT USE Stills of early assembly line at Ford plant.

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TLS/MSs moving assembly line at Ford plant, white men putting together Model T automobiles, culminating in cars rolling off line (note that some shots are receated, but most are genuine). TLS/MSs male workers milling about outside factory, apparently leaving for the day. MSs burly men wearing caps wokring on dull, repetitive sitting jobs on assembly line.

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CU edition of The Detroit Journal newspaper: "Henry Ford Gives $10,000,000 in 1914 Profits to his Employees." CU headline of another paper: "Extra! Workers to get $5 a Day; Previous Wage $2.34."

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DO NOT USE Stills of Henry Ford, multi-millionaire industrialist.

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MS Henry Ford walking toward camera, house & garden in BG.

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DO NOT USE Still photos. Ext & Int shots of Ford's luxury estate home in Michigan-- includes indoor swimming pool. More stills of Henry Ford.

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MSs Henry Ford posing for cameras with pacifists PAUL KELLOGG and JANE ADDAMS in Washington, 1915. MS President WOODROW WILSON looking out window in office, taking seat at desk; CU Woodrow Wilson posing, looking sullen. MSs Henry Ford meeting with inventor THOMAS EDISON (Thomas Alva Edison), the two chatting, laughing. Ford and pacifists sail for Europe, 1915: LS/TLSs ocean liner Oskar II at dock, tugboat sailing beside her; panning MS Henry Ford with pacifists posing for press aboard peace ship; TLS crowd mobbing someone on dock; TLS crowd waving bon voyage to Oskar II; LS man swimming in ocean, allegedly chasing liner. Newsreel camermen on dock; LSs Oskar II departing.

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MS Ford walking along boat deck.

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Camping: MS Henry Ford washing something by stream; MS Ford cooking pancakes on grill while camping, THOMAS EDISON wandering in BG; MS Ford sitting with Edison and tire magnate HARVEY FIRESTONE, laughing & chatting; MSs Ford chopping trees with naturalist JOHN BURROUGHS; MS John Burroughs, Ford & Edison sitting at camp; TLS Burroughs starting, driving a Model T.

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TLS Model Ts passing horse-drawn carriage, spooking horses. TLS/LSs automobiles -- mostly Model T cars-- congesting urban streets (erratic and undisciplined driving; traffic scenes including trolley street cars, pedestrians; chaos; hustle & bustle, busy). MS man getting into Model T with "Texas or Alaska" scrawled on windshield. TLS/MSs Model T automobiles driving though countryside, including shots of the cars driving through the Redwood Forest, one car literally driving through base of massive tree; also includes: MS man feeding bear from car in national park; MS family eating picnic by lake, car parked behind them; MS women picking wildflowers, car idling in BG; MSs men turning Model T into sleeper car. CU Ford talking to someone off-screen. MS Ford sitting with aides (man to his right might be personal secretary Ernest Liebold). CUs Henry Ford wearing fedora.

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MSs Henry Ford shaking hands with line of white men in business suits. CU edition of The Dearborn Independent, circa Jan 11, 1919. MS Henry Ford reading newspaper on front lawn with unidentified man (might be Ernest Liebold). MSs Ford powering-up early steam-powered tractor on farm. MSs operating Ford farm tractors. MS two white men wearing fedoras & suits, reading the newspapers. MS conductors reading newspaper. CU issue of the Dearborn Independent: "The International Jew: The World's Problem." Racism, intolerance, anti-semitism. MS Henry Ford sitting, talking with undientified man. CUs Henry Ford wearing glasses, reading statement.

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MS Henry Ford and son, EDSEL FORD sitting in open car, talking. Tracking MS Henry & Edsel Ford walking through machine shop. LS traffic scene, cars parked along street. LS/MSs rich white woman exiting mansion, getting into chauffer-driven luxury car; woman wearing mink stole smells the roses. TLS Ford Model T taking corner, being passed by 1920s luxury car. MS two white woman carrying flowers getting into car. MS man carrying doctor's bag getting out of Model T on suburban street. TLS tow truck hauling two junked Model T's to plant. MSs men using welding torches to take apart old Model T cars; great shot of a Model T being scrapped in crusher. MSs Henry Ford talking with executives in office. Est shots Ford Motor Company plant. TLS/MSs newer Model A cars on moving assembly line, workers assembling parts; MSs Henry Ford using ball peen hammer under hood of car on assembly line while executives watch on.

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Est shots Capitol Building & White House (North Lawn, Pennsylvania Avenue), Washington, DC; MSs Henry Ford entering White House, pressmen taking pictures; great MS press photographers snapping pics, flashbulbs going off; MS Ford exiting WH. MS Henry Ford reading statement, 1932: "Its is only common sense that men like Mr. Hoover has been educated by experience when he has got control of the thing he is fighting, when he is beginning to show results. It is only common sense to let him finish his job. I think of him as a human-hearted, honest-minded Hoover." Great MS NRA poster in window of News Information Bureau. MSs NRA posters in storefront windows of barber shop, haberdashery. TLS NRA News truck pulling from curb. LS smoggy Ford plant, smokestacks on screen L, Ford Motor Company sign on screen R. MS Ford wearing fedora, standing outside barn. MS three white male reporters (AP, UPI) trying to get interview with Ford, but the old white man guarding the entrance w/ shotgun refuses to let them by (real audio). MSs Henry & Edsel Ford posing by new engine display outside; MS Edsel Ford talking to cam, Henry Ford listening: "But I believe the country is getting ready to make a very excited step forward next year & we are doing all we can to help it along. What do you think of that, father?" "Well, I think everybody's decided that they've got to go to work. From now on, there's no one that can stop this country from going ahead full-blast."

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MSs Henry Ford posing with unidentified white man wearing pince-nez glasses, crowd gathered around them. MS Henry Ford attending baseball game with WILL ROGERS; Will Rogers points out a newsreel camera; MSs suddenly shy Ford. MSs Henry Ford with Ford auto executives. MS Ford digging hole with two kids. MSs Ford with two white teenage girls. TLSs Ford walking about Greenfield Village Museum in Detroit, inspecting old Ford cars parke dout front. MSs Henry & wife Clara Bryant Ford riding a quadricycle about grounds of their home.

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Newsreel of Ford speaking at a ceremony for author & noted influence W.H. McGuffey: "Friends, I'm glad to join with you today in giving honor to Dr. McGuffey. He was a great American and the McGuffey readers taught industry and morality to the youth of America. Thank you." Wife Clara Ford watches on.

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Panning high angle LS Ford Motor Company factory, steam train traveling in FG. MS/CUs Henry Ford walking through plant, talking to his lackies. TLSs striking workers on picket line outside plant (allegedly Ford strike in 1941. MS Ford exiting building, surrounded by press & police. TLSs men & women breaking glass of building so the sit-down strikers inside could breathe (the cops & company men had pumped the bldg w/ tear gas: obviously, this footage is not of the Ford strike, rather it is of the Great Sit-Down Strike at General Motors in Flint, Michigan, 1937). TLS police breaking up brief fight between two men on sidewalk. MSs Henery Ford wearing overcoat & fedora, walking about farm tasting peas from pod. MSs Ford capitulating, meeting with UAW labor union bosses. TLS Ford walking with men outside factory. Montage of automation at Ford plant, 1942: smokestacks, machine gears, army lorries & jeeps, bombers being built. MS EDSEL FORD writing at desk. CU newspaper headline: "Extra! Edsel Ford Dead! Carmaker Dies At 50!"

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MSs frail Henry Ford inspecting military bomber with officers. MSs Henry Ford inspecting flasks of chemicals in plant with young man in business suit. MSs Henry Ford sitting on quadricycle in garage.

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Newsreel of funeral of Henry Ford, 1947: MS unidentified Ford heir entering church with wife, passing press; MS Henry Ford, Sr., in coffin; MSs people paying last respects, passing coffin; LSs coffin being carried to hearse, crowd lining street.

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