Newspaper Article, "Gold Rush is Started by Ford's $5 Offer," January 7, 1914

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Title

Newspaper Article, "Gold Rush is Started by Ford's $5 Offer," January 7, 1914

Description

Ford's $5 Day was huge news across the country. Never before had any employer offered this much money for unskilled work. The plan came with numerous strings attached, including rather intrusive company investigations to insure that workers would not spend their money on riotous living (as defined by Ford Motor Company) but workers accepted the intrusion because the money was so good.

Creator

Ford Motor Company Archives

Source

https://www.thehenryford.org/collections-and-research/digital-collections/artifact/99336/#slide=gs-216532

Date

7 January 1914

Contributor

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Format

Photographic print

Citation

Ford Motor Company Archives , “Newspaper Article, "Gold Rush is Started by Ford's $5 Offer," January 7, 1914,” The Making of the Modern U.S., accessed October 23, 2021, http://projects.leadr.msu.edu/makingmodernus/items/show/681.