View inside a Roadside Diner, 1927-1929

Summary

Entrepreneurs could start a business easily by purchasing a fully outfitted diner. Wason Manufacturing Company, a noted streetcar and railway passenger vehicle manufacturer, produced the Royal Diner in Los Angeles, California, pictured here. Owners wanting to attract women and families purchased diners with space for tables or booths with more comfortable seating and hired waitresses to serve customers.

Entrepreneurs could start a business easily by purchasing a fully outfitted diner. Wason Manufacturing Company, a noted streetcar and railway passenger vehicle manufacturer, produced the Royal Diner in Los Angeles, California, pictured here. Owners wanting to attract women and families purchased diners with space for tables or booths with more comfortable seating and hired waitresses to serve customers.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

1927-1929

Creators

Wason Manufacturing Company 

Creator Notes

Photographed for Wason Manufacturing Company

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

85.79.3.24

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Alfred Wroblewski.

Material

Linen (Material)
Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7.5 in

Width: 9.75 in

Inscriptions

Inscribed in image, lower right corner: WASON MFG. CO. / SPRINGFIELD, MASS / ORDER #257, PHOTO 1381-D57

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