Pie wagon, ca. 1897

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Description
In 1885, Henry Copperthite established a wholesale pie baking company in the Georgetown section of Washington, D. C. By the turn of the century, his “Connecticut pies,” named for the state where he had learned his trade, were very popular throughout the nation’s capital. The Georgetown bakery produced more than 10,000 pies each day, and a fleet of horse-drawn wagons delivered them to grocery stores and restaurants. The child-size, pony-drawn wagon in the collection of the National Museum of American History was used in parades and other advertising activities according to Copperthite descendants.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1897
place made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Measurements
overall: 59 in x 39 in x 52 in; 149.86 cm x 99.06 cm x 132.08 cm
overall: 57 1/4 in x 40 in x 62 in; 145.415 cm x 101.6 cm x 157.48 cm
ID Number
TR.330651
catalog number
330651
accession number
299303
Credit Line
Gift of Joseph F. Robinson
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Data Source
National Museum of American History