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Diners and Greasy Spoons in the 1930s and 1940s

Diner, 55th street and 12th ave, Byron Company, 1940, From the collections of the Museum of the City of New York [<a href="http://collections.mcny.org/C.aspx?VP3=SearchResult_VPage&VBID=24UP1GY7J2ZX&SMLS=1">link</a>]
Diner, 55th street and 12th ave, Byron Company, 1940, From the collections of the Museum of the City of New York [link]

Diners have been a quintessential part of America’s dining landscape for decades. During the '30s and '40s, they became even more prevalent as they provided civilians with affordable options during Great Depression and World War II. Here we have a collection of photos of diners of the past. For more on contemporary diner culture in NYC, check out Eater's guide to the best greasy spoons and diners around the boroughs.
-Alexis deBoschnek
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