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"Captivating Waiters: A Glimpse into the World of Hospitality" Step back in time to 1850, where Garcon De Cafe sets the stage for exceptional service

Background imageWaiters Collection: Garcon De Cafe 1850

Garcon De Cafe 1850
A French garcon de cafe, or cafe waiter. Date: 1850

Background imageWaiters Collection: Gabriel Masselin, Waiter

Gabriel Masselin, Waiter
Gabriel Masselin served as a waiter at the Grand-Vefour, Paris, for over thirty years. Date: 1879

Background imageWaiters Collection: Wine Waiter Opens Bottle

Wine Waiter Opens Bottle
The wine waiter opens a bottle Date: 1878

Background imageWaiters Collection: Cafe, Port d Andratx, Mallorca, Spain, Europe

Cafe, Port d Andratx, Mallorca, Spain, Europe

Background imageWaiters Collection: Dinner Party at Home

Dinner Party at Home
A lavish dinner party takes place in a French household

Background imageWaiters Collection: Riviera Interlude by Clark Fay

Riviera Interlude by Clark Fay
A relaxed scene showing smart holidaymakers enjoying a drink at an open air cafe underneath striped parasols somewhere on the Cote d Azur, France during the 1930s. Date: 1935

Background imageWaiters Collection: Wine Waiter

Wine Waiter
A waiter hurries purposely to a table bearing a bottle of wine and a set of flute glasses. From his rosy cheeks, he may have tested the vintage first

Background imageWaiters Collection: David Copperfield

David Copperfield
3772754 David Copperfield by Browne, Hablot Knight (Phiz) (1815-92); (add.info.: David Copperfield by Charles Dickens. Illustration by Phiz (Hablot Knight Browne)

Background imageWaiters Collection: The Country Club at Johannesburg

The Country Club at Johannesburg
The rendezvous of Rand society - the Johannesburg Country Club situated in a suburb of Auckland Park. Date: 1929

Background imageWaiters Collection: Restaurant of the Grand Hotel, Brussels, Belgium

Restaurant of the Grand Hotel, Brussels, Belgium. Date: circa 1910

Background imageWaiters Collection: Banquet scene in the Egyptian Hall at Mansion House

Banquet scene in the Egyptian Hall at Mansion House in London, 1808. Engraving by Augustus Pugin and Thomas Rowlandson for The Microcosm of London published by Rudolph Ackermann (1808-1810). Engraving

Background imageWaiters Collection: Dining in the Moonlight : In the Garden Grill-Room

Dining in the Moonlight : In the Garden Grill-Room
The Garden Grill-Room at the May Fair Hotel in Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London showing diners in black tie and evening dress, attending to by numerous waiters

Background imageWaiters Collection: People Eating at an Outdoor Restaurant with a Faded Advertising Sign on the Wall, Aix-en-Provence

People Eating at an Outdoor Restaurant with a Faded Advertising Sign on the Wall, Aix-en-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France

Background imageWaiters Collection: World's most coolest and awesome waiter

World's most coolest and awesome waiter
Happie Eagle

Background imageWaiters Collection: Striking waiters, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service

Striking waiters, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service
Striking waiters, 1912

Background imageWaiters Collection: Striking waiters at headquarters, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service

Striking waiters at headquarters, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service
Striking waiters at headquarters, 1912

Background imageWaiters Collection: The International Naval Festival at Portsmouth:.banquet to the officers of the French fleet, 1865

The International Naval Festival at Portsmouth:.banquet to the officers of the French fleet, 1865. Creator: Unknown
The International Naval Festival at Portsmouth: the Mayor's Banquet to the officers of the French fleet, 1865. The decorations, which had been intrusted to Mr

Background imageWaiters Collection: The Shakspeare Commemoration: banquet in the pavilion, Stratford-on-Avon...Earl of Carlisle

The Shakspeare Commemoration: banquet in the pavilion, Stratford-on-Avon...Earl of Carlisle... 1864 Creator: Unknown
The Shakspeare Commemoration: banquet in the pavilion at Stratford-on-Avon...the Earl of Carlisle proposing "The Memory of Shakespeare"

Background imageWaiters Collection: Fete given by the Prince Imperial to poor children of Paris in the Tuileries Gardens, 1864

Fete given by the Prince Imperial to poor children of Paris in the Tuileries Gardens, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Fete given by the Prince Imperial to poor children of Paris in the Tuileries Gardens, 1864. The officials of the Emperor's household had caused provision to be made for the gratification of a

Background imageWaiters Collection: Overworked clerk (colour litho)

Overworked clerk (colour litho)
8656906 Overworked clerk (colour litho) by Browne, Tom (1872-1910); Private Collection; (add.info.: Overworked clerk. Luncheon. Smoking room. Office clerk flirting with a waitress)

Background imageWaiters Collection: A 17th century banquet. (print)

A 17th century banquet. (print)
7419957 A 17th century banquet. (print); (add.info.: A 17th century banquet. This official dinner celebrated the signing of the Peace of Westphalia, September 25, 1649)

Background imageWaiters Collection: 19th century cartoon of a French restaurant or cafe (engraving)

19th century cartoon of a French restaurant or cafe (engraving)
5306399 19th century cartoon of a French restaurant or cafe (engraving); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageWaiters Collection: Porks crepinettes, c.1910 (print)

Porks crepinettes, c.1910 (print)
7293305 Porks crepinettes, c.1910 (print); (add.info.: Food and beverage. Porks crepinettes (flat sausages), favourite meal of Napoleon Ist

Background imageWaiters Collection: American menu (litho)

American menu (litho)
8641538 American menu (litho) by Furniss, Harry (1854-1925) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: American menu. Illustration for The Confessions of a Caricaturist by Harry Furniss)

Background imageWaiters Collection: A maid, c.1860 (print)

A maid, c.1860 (print)
7293401 A maid, c.1860 (print); (add.info.: Society. Economy. Young maid serving breakfast. Imagery, Epinal, France, ca 1860.); Photo: © Archives Charmet

Background imageWaiters Collection: A new set of ghosts served up the meat and waited at the table

A new set of ghosts served up the meat and waited at the table. From Gulliver's voyage to Glubbdubdrib
2963111 A new set of ghosts served up the meat and waited at the table. From Gulliver's voyage to Glubbdubdrib, an island of sorcerers and magicians

Background imageWaiters Collection: It really is too bad (colour litho)

It really is too bad (colour litho)
8677211 It really is too bad (colour litho) by May, Phil (1864-1903); Private Collection; (add.info.: It really is too bad. Man comlaining about rotten eggs at a cafe)

Background imageWaiters Collection: Valise, Valley, Vampire, Vial, Village, Viper, Vulture, Wagon, Waiter, Walrus, Washboard

Valise, Valley, Vampire, Vial, Village, Viper, Vulture, Wagon, Waiter, Walrus, Washboard, Washing (engraving)
8650083 Valise, Valley, Vampire, Vial, Village, Viper, Vulture, Wagon, Waiter, Walrus, Washboard, Washing (engraving) by German School, (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Valise)

Background imageWaiters Collection: S for Swiss (chromolitho)

S for Swiss (chromolitho)
8677329s for Swiss (chromolitho) by French School, (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.:s for Swiss. Woman in traditional Swiss costume carrying a tray of drinks)

Background imageWaiters Collection: A big order (litho)

A big order (litho)
8663000 A big order (litho) by May, Phil (1864-1903); Private Collection; (add.info.: A big order. Illustration for Sketches from "Punch" by Phil May (Punch, 1903).); © Look and Learn

Background imageWaiters Collection: Naples: old pizzeria. Pizzaiolo preparing the pizza while the waiter serves them to the guests

Naples: old pizzeria. Pizzaiolo preparing the pizza while the waiter serves them to the guests
FGL5470200 Naples: old pizzeria. Pizzaiolo preparing the pizza while the waiter serves them to the guests. Engraving of the 19th century.; Fototeca Gilardi

Background imageWaiters Collection: 19th century cartoon of a French restaurant or cafe

19th century cartoon of a French restaurant or cafe
5306401 19th century cartoon of a French restaurant or cafe; Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageWaiters Collection: 19th century cartoon of a French restaurant or cafe

19th century cartoon of a French restaurant or cafe
5306400 19th century cartoon of a French restaurant or cafe; Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageWaiters Collection: People of Egypt: Waiter, Shepheard's Hotel, Soffraghi (colour litho)

People of Egypt: Waiter, Shepheard's Hotel, Soffraghi (colour litho)
8674093 People of Egypt: Waiter, Shepheard's Hotel, Soffraghi (colour litho) by Thackeray, Lance (fl.1901 d.1916); Private Collection; (add.info.: Waiter, Shepheard's Hotel, Soffraghi)

Background imageWaiters Collection: Lunch in Fleet Street, London (b/w photo)

Lunch in Fleet Street, London (b/w photo)
8676177 Lunch in Fleet Street, London (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Lunch in Fleet Street, London)

Background imageWaiters Collection: Naples: old pizzeria. Colorful engraving of the 19th century

Naples: old pizzeria. Colorful engraving of the 19th century
FGL5470197 Naples: old pizzeria. Colorful engraving of the 19th century.; Fototeca Gilardi

Background imageWaiters Collection: 19th century cartoon of a French restaurant or cafe

19th century cartoon of a French restaurant or cafe
5306398 19th century cartoon of a French restaurant or cafe; Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageWaiters Collection: A London Club waiter serving a member with a drink, 1850

A London Club waiter serving a member with a drink, 1850
3478080 A London Club waiter serving a member with a drink, 1850; (add.info.: Illustration depicting a London Club waiter serving a member with a drink)

Background imageWaiters Collection: Naples: view of an ancient pizzeria. 19th century print

Naples: view of an ancient pizzeria. 19th century print
FGL5483057 Naples: view of an ancient pizzeria. 19th century print; Fototeca Gilardi

Background imageWaiters Collection: Sketches from New York: a Garten Wirthschaft, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson

Sketches from New York: a Garten Wirthschaft, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson
Sketches from New York: a Garten Wirthschaft, 1864. There is hardly a street, lane, or alley in the city of New York in which the lager beer saloon, in some of its various forms, is not to be found

Background imageWaiters Collection: Les Garçons en habit noir, 1855. Creator: Honore Daumier

Les Garçons en habit noir, 1855. Creator: Honore Daumier
Les Garcons en habit noir, 1855. Waiters in black. - Defense de recevour un pour-boire, comme c'est regalant! - Et hier, un monsieur qui voulait encore me faire me payer son diner

Background imageWaiters Collection: Farewell Dinner given to the Prince of Wales by the officers of the Serapis...1876. Creator: L.B

Farewell Dinner given to the Prince of Wales by the officers of the Serapis...1876. Creator: L.B
Farewell Dinner given to the Prince of Wales by the officers of the Serapis: Captain Glyn presenting the Album, from a sketch by our special artist, 1876

Background imageWaiters Collection: Ah! Il est fraîs...Ah! Il est fraîs... 1846. Creator: Honore Daumier

Ah! Il est fraîs...Ah! Il est fraîs... 1846. Creator: Honore Daumier
Ah! Il est frais...Ah! Il est frais... 1846. Ah! il est frais...ah! il est frais...mais t'nez donc garcon, decidement il est frais!'

Background imageWaiters Collection: Garçon, qu'est-ce que c'est que ça?... 1841. Creator: Honore Daumier

Garçon, qu'est-ce que c'est que ça?... 1841. Creator: Honore Daumier
Garcon, qu'est-ce que c'est que ca?... 1841. Garcon, qu'est-ce que c'est que ca?...vous n'entendez pas vos interests; il fallait le faire couver

Background imageWaiters Collection: Carotte du Restaurant, 1844. Creator: Honore Daumier

Carotte du Restaurant, 1844. Creator: Honore Daumier
Carotte du Restaurant, 1844. - J'offrirai a monsieur un petit diner distingue et pas cher'. - Tres bien! - Six douzaines marennes

Background imageWaiters Collection: Ventre affamé n'a pas d'oreilles, 1840. Creator: Honore Daumier

Ventre affamé n'a pas d'oreilles, 1840. Creator: Honore Daumier
Ventre affame n'a pas d'oreilles, 1840. A hungry belly has no ears. From Proverbes et Maximes

Background imageWaiters Collection: Grand Banquet to the Knights of St. Patrick, in Dublin Castle, 1857. Creator: Unknown

Grand Banquet to the Knights of St. Patrick, in Dublin Castle, 1857. Creator: Unknown
Grand Banquet to the Knights of St. Patrick, in Dublin Castle, 1857. A grand Chapter of the Most Illustrious Order of St. Patrick was held...in the Presence Chamber...for the investure of the Earl of

Background imageWaiters Collection: U.S.S. New York, ward room [i.e. wardroom] mess, between 1893 and 1901. Creator: William H. Jackson

U.S.S. New York, ward room [i.e. wardroom] mess, between 1893 and 1901. Creator: William H. Jackson
U.S.S. New York, ward room [i.e. wardroom] mess, between 1893 and 1901



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"Captivating Waiters: A Glimpse into the World of Hospitality" Step back in time to 1850, where Garcon De Cafe sets the stage for exceptional service. Meet Gabriel Masselin, a waiter whose charm and grace captivate patrons at every turn. Picture a wine waiter effortlessly opening bottles with finesse, adding an air of sophistication to any dining experience. Transport yourself to Café Port d'Andratx in Mallorca, Spain, nestled amidst the enchanting beauty of Europe. Here, waiters orchestrate culinary delights that leave guests spellbound. Just like David Copperfield's illusions mesmerize audiences, these waiters perform their own magic by creating unforgettable moments through impeccable service. Imagine a grand banquet scene unfolding at the Egyptian Hall within Mansion House. Waiters glide gracefully between tables as they cater to esteemed guests with utmost professionalism and attention to detail. Riviera Interlude by Clark Fay comes alive as these skilled individuals transform ordinary evenings into extraordinary affairs. But it's not just lavish events that showcase their talents; even intimate dinner parties at home become elevated when attended by dedicated waitstaff who anticipate every need. The Country Club at Johannesburg epitomizes this level of excellence as its waiters provide seamless experiences that surpass expectations. Venturing further across borders, we find ourselves in Brussels, Belgium – specifically at the Restaurant of the Grand Hotel. Here, waiters embody elegance and refinement while serving delectable cuisine from around the world. Dining in the moonlight takes on new meaning within the enchanting Garden Grill-Room under their attentive care. Travel back in time once more to 1940 Napoli where Gerardo di Nola presents various types of pasta with pride and expertise unmatched elsewhere. These passionate waiters bring Italian flavors alive through their knowledge and enthusiasm for gastronomy. From historical landmarks to hidden gems worldwide, one thing remains constant – outstanding service provided by remarkable individuals known as "waiters.