Chow Down On The NYPL's New Lunch Hour NYC Exhibit

An NYC lunch venue in 1942.

<p>The entrance to the Lunch Hour NYC gallery<br/></p>

<p>Metal hot dog carts? Invented in NYC (and made by the guy in that video!).<br/></p>

<p>Berenice Abbott, Hot Dog Stand, West St. and North Moore, Manhattan in 1936. <br/></p>

<p>They have a heck of a fun collection of lunch boxes at the show.<br/></p>

<p>Our favorite? The Exciting World of Metrics!<br/></p>

<p>Boys eating lunch at PS 40 in 1919.<br/></p>

The real one will be outside

<p>Restored Automat machines, along with a Berenice Abbott photograph of an Automat in 1937. Now instead of food the Automat has recipes.<br/></p>

<p>These used to be found in luncheonettes. You'd pick your soup and the server would simply open it, pour it into one of the pitchers below and heat it up on the spot.<br/></p>