Woman Seated in the Restored Owl Night Lunch Wagon, Greenfield Village, circa 1986

Summary

The Henry Ford's Owl Night Lunch wagon operated in Detroit, serving food to nighttime workers. Among its customers was Henry Ford, an engineer at Edison Illuminating Company during the 1890s. Ford acquired the Owl in 1927 and moved it to Greenfield Village, where it became the first food service operation. The last known horse-drawn lunch wagon in America, the Owl was restored in 1983.

The Henry Ford's Owl Night Lunch wagon operated in Detroit, serving food to nighttime workers. Among its customers was Henry Ford, an engineer at Edison Illuminating Company during the 1890s. Ford acquired the Owl in 1927 and moved it to Greenfield Village, where it became the first food service operation. The last known horse-drawn lunch wagon in America, the Owl was restored in 1983.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

circa 1986

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

EI.1929.1508

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8 in

Width: 10 in

Owl Night Lunch Wagon Used by Henry Ford, circa 18...

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