Greenpoint, October, 2015

Friday, July 4, 2014

Sandwich Board

Doing some research on the Jane Bowles-Staten Island-Perth Amboy connection, I came across this 2000 photograph by Eli Reed of the Mercedes Cafe. The diner is on Smith Street, around the corner from the train station. A Google search indicates it is still going strong with good reviews for the Cubano.

I love hand-drawn items on menu boards. The sandwiches on these are great examples of the form.

They put me in mind of a piece I saw at the NYPL earlier this summer, All American Sunset, Jerry Uelsmann (1971).

What is more all American than a Cubano or a Media Noche?

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