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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • VINTAGE RIO TRAVEL, c 1950s

Restaurants

Lulu Belle: 1959

Lulu Belle: 1959

From circa 1959 Scottsdale, Arizona, we bring you this Kodachrome slide of the Lulu Belle restaurant on Main Street. Which seems to have been a combination platter of Old West, Gay Nineties and riverboat themes. View full size.

 

Alabama Fried: 1941

Alabama Fried: 1941

August 1941. "Chickens raised by FSA borrowers is good right down to the bone. Sunday dinner for flying cadets at Craig Field, Selma, Alabama." Medium format negative by John Collier for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Cuppa Joe: 1940

Cuppa Joe: 1940

San Francisco circa 1940. "Joe DiMaggio and friend pouring coffee in restaurant kitchen." Prequel to this curious image. 5x7 nitrate negative. View full size.

 

Mr. Coffee: 1940

Mr. Coffee: 1940

From San Francisco circa 1940 comes this uncaptioned photo of Joe DiMaggio and friend and at least a dozen cups of coffee. Who can explain what's going on here? 5x7 inch nitrate negative, photographer unknown. View full size.

 

Meat and Greet: 1917

Meat and Greet: 1917

Washington, D.C., circa 1917. "Training camp activities commission." More servicemen being entertained with food and female companions, their menu running the gamut from tube steaks to "Washington Crisps." View full size.

 

Men's Grill: 1940

Men's Grill: 1940

December 1, 1940. "Schrafft's, 625 Madison Avenue, New York. Exterior." 5x7 inch acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Chez Philodendron: 1948

Chez Philodendron: 1948

June 9, 1948. "Schrafft's, Esso Building, Rockefeller Center, New York. Glass louvers, main dining room. Carson & Lundin, architect." The exterior seen here. Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 
 
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