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Elite Cafe, Vicksburg, Mississippi

Elite Cafe

Elite Cafe

Elite Cafe

Elite Cafe
A "dug" platter showing the Ellwood pattern with the Elite Cafe topmark.

Elite Cafe

Elite Cafe


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Although there have been Elite Cafes all over the United States, it is believed that both of these patterns are from the Elite Cafe in Vicksburg, Miss.

According to George Bolm, an historian with Vicksburg's Old Court House Museum, the Elite Cafe was in business circa 1914-1951. It was owned by E. Burris until 1918 and then by Frank G. and Louis Saines until 1951. The cafe was located at 1317 Washington Street, but the building was destroyed by a 1953 tornado.

It was advertised as The Pride of Vicksburg, Service Deluxe, Air Conditioned.

Russell Schaffer of Vicksburg provided the two photos at left of the Elite topmark on the Underglaze Print Pattern #7000, Ellwood.

He dug this platter in Vicksburg. Given that both platters have the same Atlanta supplier, we're assuming that the top platter came from the Vicksburg location as well, with the hope that new information will surface..

The postcard also was supplied by Schaffer.

 

 


 

 

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