(“Truckers, Ermas Café” by Myron Wood, 1959. Image 002-1220. Copyright Pikes Peak Library District. All rights reserved)

Four men, including two men wearing caps with badges prominently displayed, sitting in Erma’s Café. All four men are smoking cigarettes. “Café” is painted on the window at the rear. Photo identified on back as “Truckers Erma’s Kitchen 1959”.

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4 Responses to PPLD Historic Photo of the Day, 4/6/10: "Truckers, Erma's Cafe"

  1. jeff says:

    That is way cool. So prototypical it almost looks faked. I love James Dean on the end. Are those figurines on the wall behind them or kids on a wall in the distance?

    Where was Erma’s Kitchen, anyone know?

  2. John Sondericker says:

    These look like stills from “Car 54”.

  3. suesun says:

    Great pic. That’s all I have to say.

  4. Noel Black says:

    It’s quite possible this photo was taken in New York. Myron Wood traveled there a fair amount and took a lot of pictures. It couldn’t be more beatnik!

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