Tuesday, June 26, 2012
A Fond Look Back at the Automat: Lunch Hour NYC @ the New York Public Library
Revisiting the Era of Automatic Dining. (The New York Times, 6/17/2012)
Excerpt: The Automat is being recreated at the New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue starting Friday for an exhibition on lunch. Horn & Hardart Co. advertised its “New Method of Lunching” with a time-tested invitation: “Try it! You’ll Like It!!”
“The concept of quick lunch was a New York innovation,” said Laura Shapiro, a culinary historian who is working on the exhibition. “Time and money and speed ruled the New York day.”
Photo of the Day. Automat, New York City. National Geographic.
Remember the Automat. The Atlantic, 6/20/2012.. With film clips.