Ford releases over 5000 historical images from its archives

Posted on Sunday, 6 February 2011 , 10:02:31 byEmil

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Ford releases over 5000 historical images from its archives

Ford was one of the first companies to ever build a car and also the very first to use an assembly line, but this isn't the point here. Actually we're going to talk about a true lesson of history that Ford wants to give to the audience thru the over 5,000 images that the American company has recently released from its archives.
Strange enough, this isn't a freebee and Ford has announced that most of these images will need to be purchased or licensed in order to be used. And, guess what, there are a lot of customers for this gig, especially car dealers that have already stated their interest in one or more of these vintage photos.
Moreover, this collection is not all about cars as it also holds numerous portraits and photographs from press releases, official events, factory tours, motorsport competitions and other product developments.
For the moment, one of the best sold pictures is the one of an ad that appeared in the Saturday Evening Post in 1925 under the title "Opening the Highways to All Mankind".
In the future, Ford representatives stated that the Company wants to bring out many other pictures as the complete collection has several million items from the beginning of the company and until present times.