Ed's Drive-In, Spokane 1940s
This witty image of a boy eating a double-deck hamburger is everything we love about vintage menu art. The hamburger is so big, it almost covers the boy’s face and could be mistaken for his smile.
Ed’s Drive-In was located in Spokane, Washington, and was owned by businessman Ed Gage.
He proudly posted a photograph of the establishment’s state-of-the-art kitchens on the menu and there was indoor and drive-in service.
Customers who wanted to eat in their cars were provided with food on Steering Wheel Trays, served by carhops in uniform.
Robert Wiam, founder of Bob’s Big Boy, laid claim in the late 1930s to be the first to slice a normal sized hamburger bun into three parts rather than two and put two hamburger patties inside, along with condiments.
We’re assuming others, including Ed Gage, followed suit. His double-deck hamburger cost 45c in the 1940s, the era of this menu.
Gallery quality Giclée print on natural white, matte, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using Epson archival inks. Custom printed with border for matting and framing.
Each order includes a print of the interior menu.
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