Owl Night Lunch Wagon in Greenfield Village, 1930

Summary

This Owl Night Lunch wagon originally operated in Detroit, serving food to nighttime workers. Among its customers was Henry Ford, a young engineer working at Edison Illuminating Company during the 1890s. Ford acquired the Owl in 1927 and moved it to Greenfield Village. Today, it is thought to be the last remaining horse-drawn lunch wagon in America.

This Owl Night Lunch wagon originally operated in Detroit, serving food to nighttime workers. Among its customers was Henry Ford, a young engineer working at Edison Illuminating Company during the 1890s. Ford acquired the Owl in 1927 and moved it to Greenfield Village. Today, it is thought to be the last remaining horse-drawn lunch wagon in America.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

11 March 1930

Subject Date

11 March 1930

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.188.22430

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Backing (Textile material)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7.5 in

Width: 11 in

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