Monday, December 22

life -archive II

Old Boston place called Caverly's Diner. Fried smelts, awesome. Looks like it might be near North Station (with the overhead T line etc). Can't find a trace of it on the internets besides reference to a LIFE story though. Again, the below from the LIFE photo archive.

The Calvery (sic) Diner.
Location: Boston, MA, US
Date taken: 1971
Photographer: Yale Joel

Wide angle view of customers eating at the long counter in the Caverly Diner. [note Miller High Life box propping up the donuts in foreground, sweet]
Location: Boston, MA, US
Date taken: April 1971
Photographer: Yale Joel

Fried smelts sea food dinner, a specialty at the Caverly Diner.
Location: Boston, MA, US
Date taken: 1971
Photographer: Yale Joel

1 comment:

Steve said...

I think I ate breakfast there. Worked for the Boston MDC maintenance crew. The ultimate summer job. Would have been '80 or so. Got to know a bunch of great Boston kids - from Southie, Dorchester, Charlestown. They knew all the best out of the way places. one morning, we went here for a great, cheap breakfast. Didn't know about the kippers. There were a couple of old guys, out of work longshoremen by the look of them, having, as I remember, a couple of beers. I can't for the life of me remember exactly where it was - but it had to have been close to South Boston (our HQ) - although it was definitely on the Boston (proper) side. It was a classic, man. Old lifer waitresses, short order cooks. Almost certainly gone now - probably long before the bog dig that would have almost certainly swallowed it up. Weird how a picture will transport you.