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Rouge Plant, 1947

The assembly line at the Rouge Plant in Dearborn, MI. I think that this is a Ford plant.


Several years ago, I became obsessed with old scrapbooks and photo albums and picked up this fantastic treasure on Ebay.


It is a photo album filled with pictures of the latest and greatest American cars from 1947. There are Desotos, Packards, Kaisers, Studebakers, and other cars from long-gone companies, as well as makes from still-extant Dodge, Crysler, and Ford.


From what I can tell, the man who so carefully and lovingly put the album together came from Germany (I think) specifically to tour Detroit auto plants take photos of new cars on the road and at car shows.


This time capsule album is so great that I just had to share.

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Taken on July 3, 2008