Lamy's Diner Being Lifted by a Crane, 1984

Summary

In 1984, the Henry Ford Museum purchased the Clovis Lamy's diner. It took a crane to lift the diner in preparation for transporting it from Hudson, Massachusetts. Once here, it was restored to its original 1946 appearance.

In 1984, the Henry Ford Museum purchased the Clovis Lamy's diner. It took a crane to lift the diner in preparation for transporting it from Hudson, Massachusetts. Once here, it was restored to its original 1946 appearance.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

1984

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.B.100774

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 10.063 in

Width: 8.125 in

Inscriptions

Text printed on press release: Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village... / ...DEARBORN, MICH. -- In 1984, 25 tons of history was delivered to Henry Ford Museum in the form of a 38-year-old diner. Brought 900 miles from Hudson, Mass. to Dearborn, Mich., the diner is estimated to have served more than four million customers. Upon its inclusion in "The Automobile In American Life," the diner will be viewed by the more than one million visitors who come to the museum each year.

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