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Open All Night: 1940

Open All Night: 1940

October 1940. "Along U.S. Highway No. 1 -- street scene in Caribou, Maine." Medium format acetate negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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Cheers!

From the more fortunate on the scene, raising a glass to the photographer.

Typical

3 supervisors, 3 workers (one resting) and a woman trying not to get noticed. Sounds about right for a construction project.

Shovel it in, at Mike's!

This image from the August 6, 1932 edition of The Bangor Daily News. Mike was Michael Corey (1892-1963), who emigrated from Lebanon.

Clearing The Ambiguities

You have to love a restaurant that advertises itself as "Home Choking". They understand that dining out negatively impacts a family by removing a sense of belonging and oneness with others in the house.

24 Hour Cafes

Vancouver, B.C., still has a few restaurants that are "Open All Night", but fifty years ago there were many more. The Knight and Day was near the General Hospital, and it only closed for six hours every Sunday night. I love the shaded lettering on the MIKE'S PLACE sign with the giant apostrophe. The Rheingold beer neon sign would have been a beacon at night. There is no shortage of sidewalk superintendents here.

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