The Assembly Line

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
As can be seen from the final image below (showing the whole of the main panel), a bright sunlight was streaming through the glass ceiling on the day of our visit to Diego Rivera’s Detroit Industry frescoes in the Detroit Institute of Arts, making many of our images of the north wall unusable and degrading the quality of the few included here. They nonetheless show the stunning level of detail Rivera went to despite the massive size of the work. These are all of the main panel, the bottom third of which shows construction of the eight-cylinder engine for the Model B (probably).

For more information, see also: Infant In The Bulb Of A Plant (East) | Building The Model B (South) |Life & Death (West)

Click and click again to enlarge (to full size)
Copyright © 2014 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f4.5, 1/320, ISO 80, full size 2048 x 1512

Top centre …

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Click and click again to enlarge (to full size)
Copyright © 2014 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f4.5, 1/125, ISO 160, full size 2023 x 1025
Bottom centre …
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Click and click again to enlarge (to 1960 x 1470)
Copyright © 2014 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f3.6, 1/320, ISO 80, full size 2048 x 1538
Bottom left …
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Click and click again to enlarge (to 1960 x 1470)
Copyright © 2014 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f3.6, 1/250, ISO 80, full size 2048 x 1538
Shot of the main panel on the north wall …

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Click and click again to enlarge (to 1960 x 1470)
Copyright © 2014 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f3.1, 1/400, ISO 80, full size

Video showing construction process at Ford’s River Rouge plant in Dearborn, just outside Detroit

Leave a reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.