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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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Transit Grill: 1943

Transit Grill: 1943

April 1943. Baltimore, Maryland. "Baltimore Transit bus with trolleys of 1917 vintage. Many old cars have been reconditioned because of wartime transportation pressure." Photo by Marjory Collins, Office of War Information. View full size.

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Locals locate

From a discussion board of Baltimore locals: "The photographer is standing in the middle of Eastern Avenue looking north up Grundy. The business on the left would later become the White Coffee Pot and the buildings out of the frame on the right would be torn down for Goldenberg’s. The two unit streetcar is the 26 about to turn left on its way to Sparrows Point, and the bus is on the #10 loop, although displaying the Paterson Park route scroll."

Buffalo Lunch

The Google finds plenty of references TO a "Buffalo Lunch", but not a definition of WHAT it is. Hopefully somebody in ShorpyLand can provide a definition?

[Older references seem to indicate it meant cafeteria or buffet-style service. -tterrace]

Thanks, one of those rabbit-holes Shorpy often presents that I dive into and can't find an answer.

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