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.
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