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Downtown Cafe Is Too Spicy

May 6, 1910, Spicy

May 6, 1910: S. Forzly is forced to close his eastern cafe in the basement of the Central National Bank at 4th Street and Broadway after bank employees get a restraining order due to the lunch room’s pungent, exotic odors. Onions! Garlic! The horror!

On the jump, The Times finds some comic relief in an elderly black man’s painful encounter with a feather duster…. 

May 6, 1910, Spicy

May 6, 1910, Hospital
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Lawsie! I read a lot of old newspapers and magazines and am good at laughingly brushing off antiquated humor, but an elderly man with a concussion veering into "hard-headed darkie" jokes sends ME to bed with a concussion.

As much as I love 1910, boy, am I glad it ain't 1910 anymore!


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