Happy New York Restaurant Week!
The tastiest time of the year has come, New York Restaurant Week! Foodies have the opportunity to enjoy a prix-fixe meal at lowered prices at select restaurants in New York City. To whet your appetite in the meantime here are some images of people enjoying their meals, respectively, at the 1939 and 1964 New York World’s Fairs.
The top image is of fair visitors dining at the famed Restaurant Francais at the French Pavilion. The bottom image shows New York City dignitaries eating during an exhibition opening for Art in a Changing World: 1884-1964 in the restaurant area of the New York City Building on April 25, 1964.
-Wendy Jimenez, Archival Fellow
Top: Photo from the Collection on the 1939/40 World’s Fair, Queens Museum.
Bottom: Photo from the Collection on the 1964/65 World’s Fair, Queens Museum, T2004.1.302WF64.