Mystery Illustration 21

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What famous restaurant is depicted here?

The answer at this link.
     Posted By: Paul - Tue Jun 07, 2016
     Category: Restaurants | 1950s





Comments
A table and we´re supposed to guess what restaurant it´s in? How about next time you show a car tire and let us guess the make and model of automobile.
Posted by F.U.D. on 06/07/16 at 08:46 AM
Geeeez... look at that advert underneath for the Chrysler air conditioner. That thing is as big as a Chrysler.
Posted by S.Norman on 06/07/16 at 08:47 AM
My faith in the superhuman powers of WU readers is on display, FUD.
Posted by Paul on 06/07/16 at 09:40 AM
I recognized the 'location' but could never have come up with the exact name. I should say I recognized the picture. I used to buy bound volumes of Life and Look at library sales and scanned through them looking for important articles/events to mention when putting each one up for sale on eBay.
Posted by Phideaux on 06/07/16 at 12:01 PM
There is something totally familiar about this picture. Wonder if it's from a show my mother would watch when I was wombside.
Posted by Virtual on 06/07/16 at 12:51 PM
lol at Virtual. I thought it was a BIT fancy for an I-Hop.
Posted by Greg on 06/07/16 at 01:37 PM
So, it's not Milliways?
Posted by KDP on 06/07/16 at 02:51 PM
I like the advertisement for the zipper a couple of pages prior. I know I always check the brand of zipper used in my clothes. Not!
Posted by RobK on 06/07/16 at 03:59 PM
I'd love to travel by train one of these days. Those look like top level accommodations, I doubt things are as nice now though.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 06/07/16 at 04:03 PM
You should try, patty.

By this time train travel in the U.S. was on the decline. These accommodations were very much the pinnacle in rail travel to attract customers but would not survive past the 1960's. A shame really since it once was a world class service allowed to pass into decline.

I've ridden Amtrak trains, although it's been a few years, and at the time they were using cars about thirty or more years old. The ride was marginal at best since they must go along the same rails as freight traffic and the tonnage really can beat down the rails. Food service was good but most of the time only snacks and soft drinks were available.

My more recent experience has been on European railroads - the very high speed trains are really nice and the regular passenger service is like Amtrak.
Posted by KDP on 06/07/16 at 05:22 PM
There's an ad on page 15 for steel kitchen cabinets. I grew up in a house with Youngstown cabinets. Here's a link to a page on the post-war craze for steel cabinets (after all, something had to be done with all that wartime manufacturing capacity).
http://retrorenovation.com/metal-kitchen-cabinets-history-design-faq/
Posted by ges on 06/08/16 at 12:06 AM









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