Back in the days before social media, people, especially teenagers, gathered in places called “Soda Fountains”. There you could have plain soda like a Coke, or a mixed one called an “egg cream” which really didn’t have any eggs and the ingredients I can’t remember. (yes, I’m old enough to recall the 50’s!). Adults would gather for lunches at the local “diner” of which there are only a few left standing today. Sandwiches and big platters of scrambled eggs with home fries were on the menu. And each booth or table had a small device that allowed you to select a song from the diner’s jukebox (for 25 cents!)
Donald B David, in his 20 oil paintings has captured this now gone iconic Americana. Soda fountains, old gas pumps, diner fronts, old neon signs, all this comprises an exhibit not to be missed. If you lived through the 40s, 50’s and 60’s it will be a trip back in time. If you are younger, see what your parent’s and grandparent’s generation had as a part of their daily lives.
As Donald says, “In preserving the majesty of the past, I endow each moment with light and atmosphere, capturing the essence of a bygone culture and the lives that have graced it.” These gems are a part of our cultural history and Donald has made certain they will continue to exist in all their antique splendor, if only on canvas!