81 years ago today

Whitecastlebanquet 001This photo was taken 81 years ago today! Here is a young Claude Sparks at a 1932 White Castle employee Christmas banquet in Kansas City. Claude is the 4th person from the front on the left. He moved to Kansas City from Golden, Missouri and worked as a cab driver before starting at White Castle, which, of course, paved the way for him to start Town Topic Hamburgers. Claude was just 24 years old in this picture. Looks like a pretty fancy banquet!