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Photo, Print, Drawing Cafeteria scene

[ digital file from original ]

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About this Item


  • Cafeteria scene


  • A man stands in front of a food automat in a crowded cafeteria having just received a plate of food. As he stands there, a hand extends out from the machine attempting to heat the man's meal with a lit match.


  • Arno, Peter, artist

Created / Published

  • 1952 Dec. 27 [publication date]


  • -  Automats--1950-1960


  • Cartoons (Commentary)--American--1950-1960.
  • Drawings--American--1950-1960.
  • Periodical illustrations--American--1950-1960.


  • Cartoons (Commentary)--American--1950-1960
  • Drawings--American--1950-1960
  • Periodical illustrations--American--1950-1960


  • -  Signed, lower left: Peter / Arno.
  • -  Stamped on verso: Copyright The New Yorker Magazine, Inc. Not to be reprinted in whole or part or reproduced in any form without written permission from the New Yorker.
  • -  Stamped on verso: The New Yorker Editorial Department 25 West 43rd Street.
  • -  Bequest and gift; Caroline and Erwin Swann; 1974; (DLC/PP-1974:232.788)
  • -  Forms part of: Caroline and Erwin Swann collection of caricature and cartoon (Library of Congress).
  • -  Published in: The New Yorker, December 27, 1952.


  • 1 drawing : black magic marker over pencil, with India ink, gray wash, pencil, and opaque white ; 42.5 x 37.9 cm. (sheet)

Call Number/Physical Location

  • SWANN - no. 804 (B size) [P&P]

Source Collection

  • Caroline and Erwin Swann collection of caricature & cartoon (Library of Congress)


Digital Id

  • ds 10465 //

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2009616218

Reproduction Number

  • LC-DIG-ds-10465 (digital file from original)

Rights Advisory

Online Format

  • image

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  • Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ds-10465 (digital file from original)
  • Call Number: SWANN - no. 804 (B size) [P&P]
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Cite This Item

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Chicago citation style:

Arno, Peter, Artist. Cafeteria Scene. , 1952. [publication date] Photograph.

APA citation style:

Arno, P. (1952) Cafeteria Scene. , 1952. [publication date] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Arno, Peter, Artist. Cafeteria Scene. [publication date] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.