Clipped Poem, "The Old Hot-Dog Wagon," Sent to Henry Ford from Mrs. H. E. Hornbeck, January 1936

Summary

This poem by Edgar Guest recalls meeting Henry Ford at a night lunch wagon in Detroit, probably in the late 1890s. Night lunch wagons offered simple, affordable food to nighttime workers like Guest - a "fledgling reporter" - and Ford - an engineer at the Edison Illuminating Company - after regular restaurants closed for the night.

This poem by Edgar Guest recalls meeting Henry Ford at a night lunch wagon in Detroit, probably in the late 1890s. Night lunch wagons offered simple, affordable food to nighttime workers like Guest - a "fledgling reporter" - and Ford - an engineer at the Edison Illuminating Company - after regular restaurants closed for the night.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Typewriting
Printing (Process)
Handwriting

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)
Pink (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 11 in

Width: 8.5 in

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