32 Vintage Photos Showing the Inside of American Restaurants and Cafeterias in the 1940s

During the war (1941-1945) the creation of 17 million new jobs finally pulls the economy out of the Depression. Millions of married women enter the labor force. The demand for restaurant meals escalates, increasing from a pre-war level of 20 million meals served per day to over 60 million. The combination of increased restaurant patronageContinue reading “32 Vintage Photos Showing the Inside of American Restaurants and Cafeterias in the 1940s”

46 Amazing Photos Showing Life at Restaurants and Stores in Norfolk, Virginia in 1919

Norfolk is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States. It is the second-most populous city in Virginia after neighboring Virginia Beach. Norfolk is located at the core of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area, named for the large natural harbor of the same name located at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay.Continue reading “46 Amazing Photos Showing Life at Restaurants and Stores in Norfolk, Virginia in 1919”

Vintage Photos Showing Old West Saloons From the 19th and Early 20th Centuries

In the American Old West, a saloon designates a café or hotel. The first was established in 1822 at Brown’s Hole, Wyoming, between Colorado and Utah, to serve trappers during the harsh fur season. The popularity of these establishments is attested by the fact that even a city of 3,000 inhabitants, such as Livingston (Montana),Continue reading “Vintage Photos Showing Old West Saloons From the 19th and Early 20th Centuries”

Amazing Drive-In Photos Offer a Glimpse Into the Era of Dining in One’s Car

A drive-in is a facility (such as a restaurant or movie theater) where one can drive in with an automobile for service. At a drive-in restaurant, for example, customers park their vehicles and are usually served by staff who walk or rollerskate out to take orders and return with food, encouraging diners to remain parkedContinue reading “Amazing Drive-In Photos Offer a Glimpse Into the Era of Dining in One’s Car”