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Second Helping: 1942

Second Helping: 1942

May 1942. "Southington, Conn. Monty's Diner." It's these guys, and they're back. (Actually, their front.) Photo by Fenno Jacobs for the OWI. View full size.


Blue Star Mothers

Looks like the lower star in the middle row is already a gold star; so early in the war. I wonder if the stars are just for the sons/daughters who work at the diner.

Steamed Hamburger

Steamed Hamburgers/Cheeseburgers are still very popular in this part of Southern New England. They taste great too.

Er Removal

You can get a grilled Frankfurt or a grilled or steamed hamburg?

Er, what is their problem?

THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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