McKinney Brothers’ Cafe, Jefferson City, Missouri

This image shows the interior of the McKinney Brothers Cafe, a very typical restaurant for this time. To the right are tables for diners, and to the left a long counter with stools for individuals to eat at.

MWM Color Litho “Buryheen” Finished. Made Only By MWM Co., Aurora, Mo.

The description states:

We are now in the second generation of the McKinney family, specializing in Missouri Cured Country Ham and other appetizing, economically-prepared meals. All our equipment is of the latest modern design and our Dining Room is completely AIR-CONDITIONED.

Located on High Street three doors west of the Central Missouri Trust Company Building.


–Displayed in the case under the register is a considerable selection of cigars. The object in the curving glass display appears to be a cured ham. On the wall to the left of the telephone is a postcard display, the likely location of this card when purchased.

The establishment closed under the old name some time ago, and another diner reopened in the same location in 2010. This postcard likely dates from the 1950s.

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