The American Diner

The American Diner

Book - 2006
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Mbi Pub Co
A heaping mound of history and a plate-full of color photography that celebrates that slice of Americana--the diner. 200 photos, 150 in color.

The rise of the American diner is the most savory of phenomenons, where classic architecture, a friendly face behind the counter, and some mean pie all combined to make these little roadside stops a treasured part of history. From the early days when Walter Scott brought his horse-drawn lunch wagons through the streets to the heyday of mass-produced chrome and neon diners in the 1950s, The American Diner offers a full blue-plate special of nostalgia for all those who loved the counter culture of these great eateries. More than 250 historical and bright colorful photographs help remind us of life before fast food, and generous helpings of classic advertisements, cool collectibles, and architectural highlights also highlight the era. Diners from coast to coast are featured, giving readers a trip to some of the best stainless-steel and neon diners that still dot the American roadways.


Publisher: St. Paul, MN. : MBI, 2006
ISBN: 9780760324349
0760324344
Characteristics: 160 p. : ill. (some col) ; 26 cm

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