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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • UNFAIR TO BABIES, 1936

Restaurants

Tom's Lunch: 1930

Tom's Lunch: 1930

Washington, D.C., circa 1930. "Store front, 9th Street N.W." Hey lady, it's safe to come out. National Photo Company Collection safety negative. View full size.

 

Table Setting: 1920

Table Setting: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Gus Buchholz, Occidental Hotel interior." A view of the restaurant. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Let's Do Lunch: 1918

Let's Do Lunch: 1918

Washington, D.C., circa 1918. "U.S. Food Administration." The cafeteria in one of Uncle Sam's new bureaucracies. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Hotel Occidental: 1920

Hotel Occidental: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. Gustav Buchholz's Occidental hotel and restaurant on Pennsylvania Avenue. Just out of frame to the left would be Childs' Restaurant, seen a few posts back. Rising on the right is the Willard Hotel. View full size.

 

Women's Lounge: 1913

Women's Lounge: 1913

Circa 1913. "Bureau of Engraving and Printing." This would seem to be the ladies' lunchroom. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Inner Childs: 1920

The Inner Childs: 1920

Washington circa 1920. "Peyse & Patzy[?]. Childs Restaurant." Acres of white tile for that hygienic, sanitary look. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Childs Restaurant: 1918

Childs Restaurant: 1918

Washington, D.C., circa 1918. "Childs Restaurant, 1423 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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