American Diner Then and Now

American Diner Then and Now

By: Richard J.S. Gutman (author)Paperback

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From the first diner in 1872 to the "rediscovery" of diners in the 1990s, Richard J. S. Gutman's American Diner Then and Now covers the history, architecture, menus, and the appeal of this uniquely American creation. With 275 photographs in color and black and white, this book is the landmark work on its subject, a revised and expanded edition of Gutman's classic American Diner-the book, published in 1979, that inspired people to buy, restore, and reopen diners across the country. This edition includes a state-by-state directory, "Where the Diners Are," listing locations for currently operating diners.

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Richard J. S. Gutman, known as "The Dinerman," is regularly consulted by diner manufacturers, owners and restorers, museums, and curators of popular culture collections. He lives in West Roxbury, Massachusetts.


Contents: The Diner's Humble Beginnings T.H. Buckley, the "Original Lunch Wagon King" Wagons Abound The Big Three A Diner-A-Day The Story of a Diner: Casey's Diners on the Move "Ladies Invited." Or Were They? Diners Survive the Crash Little Diners The Golden Age of the Diner Homemade Diners A Place to Take the Kids The Story of a Diner: The Mayfair When Stainless Steel Lost Its Shine The Story of a Diner: Victoria Dining New Faces on Old Places Yes, There Are Still Diner Builders The Story of a Diner: The Lyndon The Diner Is Rediscovered A Directory of Dining Car Manufacturers Where the Diners Are

Product Details

  • publication date: 12/11/2000
  • ISBN13: 9780801865367
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9780801865367
  • weight: 728
  • ISBN10: 0801865360

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