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  • [Lunchroom Window, New York], 1929
    Walker Evans (American, 1903–1975)
    Gelatin silver print; 4 5/8 x 7 1/4 in. (11.7 x 18.5 cm)
    Gift of Arnold H. Crane, 1971 (1971.646.35)

    As early as the 1870s, the quick-lunch counter had become commonplace in New York City. With the introduction and success of the coin-operated automat in the 1910s, lunch and coffee could be had in a New York minute. Walker Evans discovered this trio of natty, pre–stock market crash consumers near Grand Central terminal at a lunchroom at the corner of Lexington Avenue and 44th Street.

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  • [Lunchroom Window, New York], 1929
    Walker Evans (American, 1903–1975)
    Gelatin silver print; 4 5/8 x 7 1/4 in. (11.7 x 18.5 cm)
    Gift of Arnold H. Crane, 1971 (1971.646.35)

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