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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ST. NICHOLAS RESTAURANT, c. 1873

Restaurants

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.

 

Haute Cuisine: 1920

Haute Cuisine: 1920

"No caption." Rooftop dining somewhere near the Washington Monument circa 1920. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Mouquin's: 1910

Mouquin's: 1910

New York circa 1910. "Mouquin Restaurant & Wine Co., 456 Sixth Avenue. Part of the building was originally the Varian farmhouse; for many years the place was known as the Knickerbocker cottage." Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Canteen: 1918

Canteen: 1918

Washington circa 1918. "U.S. Food Administration." Dining room in the new Food Administration headquarters. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Stewart's Root Beer 1940

Stewart's Root Beer 1940

Stewart's Root Beer stand on Kanawha Boulevard in Charleston, West Virginia. Fifth girl from the left is my Aunt Doris at 15 years of age. This drive-in was very popular in its day. Later a Shoney's would be built here, and then a Captain D's. View full size.

The Ink Spot: 1922

The Ink Spot: 1922

Washington circa 1922. "Government Printing Office, restaurant on top floor." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 
 
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