Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Ford Motor Company

Ford of Canada, 1951

Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company, installed the first moving assembly line for mass production on this day, December 1, in 1913. This enabled Ford to produce a more affordable automobile.

Ford of Canada commissioned Karsh to photograph their plant in 1951 and he spent two weeks there. See more Ford of Canada photographs. See Karsh “On Assignment“.

He photographed Ford’s grandson, Henry Ford II, for LIFE Magazine in 1946, and again in 1968. Ford II was president of the Ford Motor Company from 1945 to 1960.