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Kennon's Cafe: 1939

Kennon's Cafe: 1939

November 1939. "Cafe next to tobacco warehouse. Mebane, Orange County, North Carolina." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

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Arrow Beer - Brewed in Baltimore

Arrow Beer was brewed by the Globe Brewery on South Hanover Street in Baltimore. The building is long gone now a victim of the Inner Harbor development.

I was surprised to see what I always thought as a local beer was distributed far from the shores of the Patapsco River.

Hot Dogs or Oysters?

At a restaurant like this, I imagine it's a lot safer to order the dogs.

A tin signhouse

What's painted over all along the top of the front of this cafe could get upwards of around $10,000 or so, today - without the "new" coat, that is.

Why Orange Crush and Coca-Cola signs instead of wood? Were the signs more readily available or something?

Free siding.

Looks like the owner got his hands on a few extra tin Orange Crush signs and used them for siding.

Evidently a "wet" county

I wonder if that's what the oysters are stewing about.

A Streetcar Named Diner

Does anyone else think this Cafe might have been an interurban or streetcar that was heavily modified into an eatery? The placement of the doors and windows leads me to that suspicion.

Can it be?

A Royal Crown Cola sign on a SCREEN door!

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