Slideshow: Sneak Peek of the New York Public Library's New Lunch Hour NYC Exhibit

Lunch venue with a deli counter
Lunch venue with a deli counter
Silver gelatin print, 1942. NYPL, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division.
Automat, 977 Eighth Avenue, Manhattan
Automat, 977 Eighth Avenue, Manhattan
Berenice Abbott. Gelatin silver print, 1936. NYPL, The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs.
Hot Dog Stand, West Street and North Moore, Manhattan
Hot Dog Stand, West Street and North Moore, Manhattan
Berenice Abbott. Gelatin silver print, 1936. NYPL, The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs.
Haim's Quick-Lunch and Delmonico's Menus
Haim's Quick-Lunch and Delmonico's Menus
1906 and 1899. NYPL, Rare Book Division.