Photo of the Week: Marcia Bricker Photographs

Marcia Bricker, Women with Ceiling, 1976, V1992.43.12; Marcia Bricker photograph collection, V1992.43; Brooklyn Historical Society.

Marcia Bricker, Women with Ceiling, 1976, V1992.43.12; Marcia Bricker photograph collection, V1992.43; Brooklyn Historical Society.

Documentary photographer, Marcia Bricker, has pursued a visual study of cafeterias since the 1970s, focusing on Dubrow’s cafeteria in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn. Dubrow’s was a family-owned chain of cafeteria-style, self-service restaurants in Manhattan and Brooklyn, the last of which closed in 1985.  Brooklyn Historical Society photography collection includes 47 photographs taken by Bricker, several of which document Dubrow’s. The photo of the week depicts a woman dining at the Midwood location in 1975.

To learn more about Marcia Bricker’s work and the story behind her interest in Dubrow’s, check out her New York Times profile here.

Interested in seeing more photos from BHS’s collection? Visit our online image gallery, which includes a selection of our images. Interested in seeing even more historic Brooklyn images? Visit our Brooklyn Visual Heritage website here. To search BHS’s entire collection of images, archives, maps, and special collections visit BHS’s Othmer Library Wed-Sat, 1:00-5:00 p.m. library@brooklynhistory.org

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3 Responses to Photo of the Week: Marcia Bricker Photographs

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  2. The photo of the week depicts a woman dining at the Midwood location in 1975.

  3. Dear Tess,

    Thank you for featuring one of my cafeteria photos this week. I have been busy editing and archiving all my cafeteria photographs from the 1970s and 80s – scanning, dating, key words and noting stories and anecdotes about the people I met – in preparation for laying out a book. Even with a critical eye I have edited down to some 250 images from Dubrow’s, Paradise, Governor, Garden, Automats, etc!

    Yours,
    Marcia Bricker Halperin

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