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What Was On The Menu At LaGuardia Airport In 1941?

Before Au Bon Pain and other chains took over LaGuardia Airport, there was the Airport Coffee Shop. This old menu, from 1941—about two years after the airport opened—was uploaded by the NYPL, who pointed out the Peanut Butter & Bacon sandwich today. That offering went for .15 cents (the same amount as a regular PB&J!), and while you can probably still find something like that on menus today, there are some other things you probably wouldn't be able to—like, say, the diced tongue omelette (.85 cents) or the fried ham/egg/relish sandwich (.30 cents).

Click through for a look at what New Yorkers (and those visiting New York) were eating and drinking before they were washing down Cinnabons with $12 glasses of wine (or whatever you eat at the airport).

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