Many of the most respected Companies in the world started off from humble beginnings. Whether or not you know the stories behind some of the most successful companies in the U.S. and the world, you probably haven't seen the pictures.
Some of these pictures of famous companies highlight a moment of significant achievement or development while others are snapshots of a company's first day of business as a legitimate entity. All said and done, the photos of iconic companies in their early days list should give you a rare peek into the beginnings of big businesses.
1. J.C. Penney in Kemmerer, WY, 1902
Come shop at J.C. Penney Company on 41st. James Cash Penney lived above the store he operated. One room with merchandise offered to a market of mining families. Department store architecture has changed to accommodate the now-massive business. We just want the crazy mall parking situation to get back to this.
2. Harley-Davidson's First Factory, 1903
Too cold to keep the door open. The Harley-Davidson brothers built their first motorcycle in this shed. They turned dreams into a project, and a project into an iconic way of life. This was long before the intricate modifications and models available today.
3. Highland Park Ford Plant, 1910
“You can have any color as long as its black” Henry Ford broadly said. Before autos overwhelmed our ordinary sight, the primary Ford Model T’s were created at this industrial facility in Highland Park. Assembly times enhanced from 783 minutes to 93 minutes for every vehicle here. The notable processing plant remains a saved American milestone right up ’til the present time.
4. Coca Cola in Dublin, GA, 1912
Everybody is prepared for the camera shot. Men working together around Dublin’s first Coca Cola plant. Stock is showcased in conveyance vehicles. They might be glad for the cases in the trucks, however they would have no clue how far of an overall achieve Coca Cola would in the end have.
5. Sears in Chicago, 1925
1920s industrial might. Sears Roebuck & Co. showcased their power with advertisement’s that read, “One of the largest commercial buildings in the world… Covers an entire block.” The Industrial Revolution was a time when shoppers were invited into glitzy stores. They were unaware an entire company catalog would later fit into a handheld phone.
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