Archive ID: 1982-057-03

“The White Kitchen” restaurant

Date Created: 1941-04

Donor: Gunnell Petsos

Media Type: Photograph

Language: English


The White Kitchen restaurant operated at the foot of 89th street near the South Works general offices and was frequented by office workers. Restaurant work was a common occupation for women. The White Kitchen is pictured here in April 1941 shortly before the American entry into World War II. The prices reflect Depression-era economics. Wartime inflation and economic activity soon brought price increases.

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