This restaurant was an inspired cooperation between three families, the Zachariases, the Oppenheims, and the Daltrops, none of whom had any experience in the culinary business. The women cooked (some of them learning for the first time), and the men waited tables. The families rented out space to boarders, and burned the furniture left by the original owners for heat. The Wayside Diele closed within a few months.
Food rations, undated
These food ration coupons from Shanghai entitled refuges to basic necessities including flour, sugar, and coal briquettes.
Passover Menu, 1947
This was a menu from a Passover seder held in the spring of 1947 in Shanghai. The invitation came from Tikvah, a community organization.