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Star Lunch: 1922

Star Lunch: 1922

1922. "Policeman directing traffic at Ninth and G Streets N.W., Washington, D.C." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

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Below is the same view from June of 2016.

Alternative title

"Stop Cola"

You've got to have a hook

Sure the White House Lunch has a blue plate special, but the Star Lunch features a whole table of delicious steam!

Car ID

Hudson products are noted for radiator louvers and rear opening doors. This one is the 4 cylinder Essex, Hudson's smaller companion make.

After Lunch

At least the Victor Building is still there:


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Phillips Delicious Soups

What gives "that down-in-Dixie flavor" was/is Phillips Delicious Soups, a Maryland company that marketed itself as a purveyor of Southern cuisine. They apparently are still in business.

[A good guess, but the ad is for Piedmont cigarettes, with a color scheme that was largely invisible to the emulsion used on this glass plate. - Dave]

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