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Discussion in 'Hats' started by The Wiser Hatter, May 16, 2011.
"Dry clover", what are these fellows selling, HJ?
Home brew Red Clover beer during Prohibition?
I've been in a few establishments that offered shuttle service but nothing quite like that. Appears the donkey is having a drink as well.
"Devil" Anse Hatfield
Quentin wearing a stetson!
SVACINA SALOON, MANITOWOC, WISCONSIN, ESTIMATED 1890-1898
The kid is holding a child-size beer mug.
That's what we call a short beer. I notice there are no spittoons? My wife has a collection of small Victorian ladies glass spittoons they would hold in their laps.
Cowboy playing fiddle by fire. 1898
Spurs on his boots.
Check out the stache, those boots & spurs.
A couple of thirsty fellows
I'm enjoying this pic, Jake. I'll bet these doors are to the icebox. Before refrigeration most commercial iceboxes were made from Oak with tin liners. The most expensive models had thick glass windows in the doors so you could see what you were looking for before opening the doors & losing the cool air.
The bars were often the first establishments to open up in the frontier boomtowns of the American West
Their clientele would feature a mix of cowboys, miners, fur trappers and gun-toting gamblers
Two drinks of hard liquor could be bought for a quarter - but often cut with ammonia or even gunpowder
The vice and violence of saloons became so notorious an 'Anti-Saloon League' was formed in 1893
Isn't that @Michael R. ?
Somehow those stools look
out of place and bar decor
looks like something from
Bill Miller's !
I've been there, still in business today.