Mapping Urban Cafés and Modern Jewish CultureMain MenuAbout the ProjectSholem Aleichem and Menakhem Mendel travelsThe "Demolished Literature" of Karl Kraus' ViennaSeeing into the Lower East Side CafésOdessa CafesOdessaZoë Wilkinson Saldaña6beb73a90c38e77367b9737ee8e808917759a78eIsabella Buzynski4c5090420af98824ad786b6dac1f314b9e9f95a8
After the Divas Left (Wegee's Photography)
12017-09-14T14:02:35-07:00Zoë Wilkinson Saldaña6beb73a90c38e77367b9737ee8e808917759a78e197498gallery2017-09-27T13:17:48-07:00Zoë Wilkinson Saldaña6beb73a90c38e77367b9737ee8e808917759a78eIn 1940, the famed photographer Weegee captured scenes at Café Royal that captured the romance of the incredibly central café. It also captured a nostalgia - the subjects were cultural figures, sure, but by visiting the Lower East Side cafés they were participating in a moment of Jewish culture that had already in a sense passed.
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12017-09-05T12:54:16-07:00Zoë Wilkinson Saldaña6beb73a90c38e77367b9737ee8e808917759a78eAt the Cafe Royal1View of a man, perhaps composer Joseph Rumshinsky, eating watermelon at the Cafe Royal, a meeting place for Yiddish actors on Second Avenue, in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, September 1945.media/Wegee_cafe_royal.jpgplain2017-09-05T12:54:17-07:001945WeegeeZoë Wilkinson Saldaña6beb73a90c38e77367b9737ee8e808917759a78e
12017-09-05T12:34:03-07:00Zoë Wilkinson Saldaña6beb73a90c38e77367b9737ee8e808917759a78eTea Break at Café Royal130th September 1945: A tea break at the Cafe Royal on Second Avenue, New York, a meeting place for Yiddish theatre actors. A woman with chipped nail varnish resolutely dips a white rose teabag into her glass.media/cafe_Royal_New_York_1945.jpgplain2017-09-05T12:34:03-07:001945WeegeeZoë Wilkinson Saldaña6beb73a90c38e77367b9737ee8e808917759a78e