Mapping Urban Cafés and Modern Jewish Culture

After the Divas Left (Wegee's Photography)

In 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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