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Magic assembly at V. N. plant
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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This Chevrolet assembly plant opened in 1947 and produced the Chevrolet Corvair, Chevrolet Nova, Chevrolet Camaro, Chevrolet full-size models and the Pontiac Firebird. The plant was closed in 1992 after the production of Camaro and Firebird vehicles was moved to Sainte-The´re`se Assembly in Quebec. In 1998, the facility was razed and replaced with a large retail and industrial complex, known as The Plant. GM continues to operate a car-testing facility nearby.
Photograph dated March 4, 1950 shows an employee placing the backseat into a completed automobile body. He is just one of 1700 employees at the Chevrolet assembly plant in Van Nuys that produce over 300 vehicles in an eight-hour day, roughly 42 passenger cars and 15 trucks per hour.; See images #00124050 through #00124056 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
General Motors Corporation.--Chevrolet Motor Division
General Motors Corporation.--Chevrolet Motor Division--Employees
Automobile industry and trade--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles--Design and construction
Chevrolet automobile--Design and construction
Automobile industry workers--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--Bodies--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--Seats--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Chevrolet automobile
Automobile factories--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
Lost architecture--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
Interiors--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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