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Title
Ernie's .5 Cent Cafe
Alternative Title
Works Progress Administration Photo Collection
Creator
Burt, Burton O
Date Created and/or Issued
1939
Publication Information
Federal Writers' Project
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
Ernie's .5 Cent Cafe, located at 806 E. 5th Street, where a person could get a meal for a nickel, back in 1939. Signage on the front window, as well as on the marquees displayed reads: "Beef Stew", "Chili & Beans", "Spaghetti Red", "Baked Beef Hash", "Ham Sandwich", "Egg Sandwich", "Hamburger", etc. Everything marked for a nickel. Ernie's opens at 6 a.m. and closes at 8 p.m. and is open on Sundays. The establishment next door offers haircuts for .25 cents. Photo dated June 21, 1939.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00068906
Works Progress Administration Collection
WPA A-009-807 4x5; WPA 4125 4x5
CARL0000072778
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/2303
Subject
Ernie's .5 Cent Cafe (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Diners (Restaurants)--California--Los Angeles
Signs and signboards--California--Los Angeles
Restaurants--California--Los Angeles
Restaurants--Menus
Menus
Exterior lighting--California--Los Angeles
Sidewalks--California--Los Angeles
Fifth Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Works Progress Administration Collection photographs

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