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"Dinor Bleu:The Vanishing American Diner"

Photographs of Diner eateries by Chuck Fong

Dinor Bleu explores the uniquely American tradition of diner eateries through photographs, historical information and nonfictional narratives. The classic diner was usually operated by a sole proprietor who served basic, home cooked food for good value. This once popular mainstay of American culture is rapidly disappearing from our landscape. The diner’s role in American culture is brought alive in this exhibit featuring almost 40 images. The photographs evoke the gritty Depression era “greasy spoons” to the illuminated sleek shiny rockets of the late 1950s. Diners were invented at the dawn of the industrial age to serve meals to factory workers on the late shift. The black and white photographs in this exhibit of diner cooks, waitresses, and clients show the twilight to midnight starkness of this era. "Countless calories, thousands of miles and six years in the making" - Chuck Fong
Date & Time
  • Weekly on Sunday, Friday, and Saturday
  • Jan 01, 2016 through Feb 28, 2016
  • 12:00PM - 4:30PM
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