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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • JAVA NIGHT-LIMITED, c. 1930s

Restaurants

All You Can Eat: 1894

All You Can Eat: 1894

Palm Beach, 1894. "Dining room, Hotel Royal Poinciana." At the time, Henry Flagler's giant hotel was the largest building in Florida. 8x10 inch glass negative by William Henry Jackson, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Sandwich Depot: 1906

Sandwich Depot: 1906

SANDWICH DEPOT.

DWYER'S
HOT LUNCH

ALWAYS READY.

Order Cooking a Specialty.

HOMEMADE PASTRY.

TRY OUR SURPASSING

COFFEE

1906. "Post Office, Worcester, Massachusetts." The highlight here (for Shorpy, at least) is the Sandwich Depot next door, and its sign beckoning the passing ghost pedestrians. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Welcome D.U. Bathrick: 1946

Welcome D.U. Bathrick: 1946

April 24, 1946. "Pontiac zone managers' banquet at St. Francis Hotel." 8x10 acetate negative, originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

 

Texaco Test Car: 1937

Texaco Test Car: 1937

June 15, 1937. Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. "Texaco Test Fleet auto at Joe DiMaggio Grotto. Driver of Pontiac with restaurant manager Tom DiMaggio." 8x10 film negative from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

 

The Draper: 1907

The Draper: 1907

1907. "Northampton, Massachusetts -- Draper Hotel." Where the amenities include an American Express office and Boyden's "Dining Parlor." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Good EAT Food: 1938

Good EAT Food: 1938

January 1938. Washington, D.C. "Cafe on L Street." Where the only thing flakier than our delicious biscuits is the peeling paint! 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Record Time: 1921

Record Time: 1921

New York circa 1921. "New York Band Instrument Co., East 14th Street." Dealer in Victrolas and Victor records, also seen here in its window display. Next door: Great China Chop Suey. 5x7 glass negative, Bain News Service. View full size.

 
 
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