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Incline Saloon: 1907

Incline Saloon: 1907

Duluth, Minnesota, circa 1907. "Up the incline railway from Superior Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Edelweiss Cafe: 1912

Edelweiss Cafe: 1912

Detroit, Michigan, circa 1912. "Glaser's Edelweiss Cafe, Miami Avenue." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Fast Food: 1938

Fast Food: 1938

A quick bite somewhere in Nebraska, October 1938. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Rainbow Vets Diner: 1936

Rainbow Vets Diner: 1936

September 1936. "Amoskeag, Manchester, New Hampshire." 35mm nitrate negative by Carl Mydans for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Red Cross Coffee in Korea

Red Cross Coffee in Korea

A mobile canteen. Taken by my father in Korea in 1952 or 1953. View full size.

Telephone Rockfish: 1928

Telephone Rockfish: 1928

Washington, D.C., circa 1928. "Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. cafeteria showing presentation of rockfish." A caption that raises more questions than it answers. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Chinese Tuxedo: 1901

Chinese Tuxedo: 1901

Circa 1901, continuing our tour of New York. "Doyers Street, Chinatown." A wholesome neighborhood where milk can be purchased "by the glass." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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