New York Public Library Explores The History Of Lunch With "Lunch Hour"

by Ramya Velury · June 14, 2012

New York City is the epicenter of, well basically everything...but especially food. On June 22, the New York Public Library will reveal it's "Lunch Hour" exhibit. This exhibit is a commemoration to the 100 year history of the lunch break New Yorkers take each day during work, and how the lunch hour has evolved over the past century.

The exhibit will feature a re-created structure of a Horn & Hardart automat and pushcarts, segments on the history of street food, school lunches, and even peanut butter.

[Photo of an Automat machine that will be on display at the exhibit, via]

"Lunch Hour" will highlight not only the begone era of lunching in New York, but also the ways in which technology and other advancements have changed the ways we eat during office hours.

The exhibit will be on display at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building from June 22nd until February 17th.

Check out the clip below, and click HERE for more info!