Serving Food from the Owl Night Lunch Wagon in Greenfield Village, 1935

Summary

The Henry Ford's Owl Night Lunch wagon served nighttime workers in Detroit in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. 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, where it served as the first food service operation.

The Henry Ford's Owl Night Lunch wagon served nighttime workers in Detroit in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. 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, where it served as the first food service operation.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

21 June 1935

Subject Date

21 June 1935

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.188.13048

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: 11.25 in

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

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