Greyhound Sign, circa 1946

Summary

The Greyhound bus system started in 1914, when founder Carl Eric Wickman had the idea of transporting miners to and from work by bus in the Mesabi Iron Range of northern Minnesota. The business expanded and the company was named Greyhound in 1929. Despite competition, the Greyhound bus system became synonymous with long-distance bus travel.

The Greyhound bus system started in 1914, when founder Carl Eric Wickman had the idea of transporting miners to and from work by bus in the Mesabi Iron Range of northern Minnesota. The business expanded and the company was named Greyhound in 1929. Despite competition, the Greyhound bus system became synonymous with long-distance bus travel.

Artifact

Trade Sign

Date Made

circa 1946

Creators

Unknown

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

85.106.5

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Metal
Porcelain (Material)
Enamel

Color

Dark blue
White (Color)
Reddish orange

Dimensions

Width: 40 in

Height: 24 in

Thickness: .06 in

Inscriptions

GREYHOUND

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