The Burger with the Brand (1954)

VPL 82512-A Twin Steer Drive-in restaurant, 2805 Cambie Street, convertible automobile, driver, carhop in western costumes, neon sign, twin steers brand on hamburger bun, 1954. Artray photo.

VPL 82512-A Twin Steer Drive-in restaurant, 2805 Cambie Street, convertible automobile, driver, carhop in western costumes, neon sign, twin steers brand on hamburger bun, 1954. Artray photo. (Note: No prints were available, so I photographed the negative and digitally produced a positive; the appearance of bubble wrap in the background isn’t your imagination. It was placed on the light table by the VPL librarian beneath the negative to protect it). The attribution of a letter (A and B) to these two photos was my doing and was an arbitrary choice to keep these photos straight in my records.

These photos were made by Artray apparently to accompany advertising copy. These two were part of a series of several similar images.

VPL 82512B Twin Steer Drive-in restaurant, 2805 Cambie Street, convertible automobile, driver, carhop in western costumes, neon sign, twin steers brand on hamburger bun, 1954. Artray photo.

VPL 82512-B Twin Steer Drive-in restaurant, 2805 Cambie Street, convertible automobile, driver, carhop in western costumes, neon sign, twin steers brand on hamburger bun, 1954. Artray photo.

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2 Responses to The Burger with the Brand (1954)

  1. Sheila says:

    My first job, besides babysitting, was working as a car hop! I didn’t get to dress up as a cow girl, though. My A&W uniform was amusing enough.

    • mdm says:

      Cool! I’ve always felt that A&W was never quite the same after they abandoned car service in the 1980s (I think it was in the 1980s).

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