Sunday, January 24, 2010

A Nice Find via ProQuest Historical Newspapers

This wonderful little ad published in the New York Times for a Thanksgiving Dinner at Franks Restaurant was found using the ProQuest Historical Newspaper search at our local public library.
This restaurant was owned by Frank Becker (b. 1879) & Marie (Kollain) Becker (b.1882)  who immigrated to the U.S. with their 2 daughters, Barbara & Helen, from Slavanisck, Brod, AustriaHungary, Aug 1912. 

The 1924-1925 New York City Directory  (also available on the public library database) listed Frank Becker's business as: Frank's Restaurant & Lunch Room.   I then searched the New York Times files in ProQuest and found this great little ad published 24 Nov 1932 for a Thanksgiving Dinner - Soup to Nuts for Only $1.25


Lori H said...

Very nice! What a great deal.
Would be great if you could get pictures of the restaurant.

Unknown said...

This was my great-grandparents' restaurant...I have a picture of it with my great grandfather, Frank Becker, and my grandmother, Helen Pellet (nee Becker) behind the counter. I'm just wondering about your interest - are we related?

TCasteel said...

Yes - we are related. :-)