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Date:  date unknown

Description: Photographic postcard of a full-length studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of four men sitting at a table playing cards, smoking cigarettes and...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Portrait of two U.S. Navy sailor sitting indoors at a table. Other men are sitting at tables in the background.

Date: 1932 

Description: Bill bartending at Jack and Charlie's.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: In a studio "gag" portrait, two men sit at a table playing cards in front of a painted backdrop. Both are showing their hands and smoking cigars. Each man...

Postcard

Two Men Drinking

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Studio portrait of two men, seated at a small table drinking. They are dressed in suits and each man is smoking a cigar. The man on the right is wearing a...

Historical Essay

When Beer Was Almost Illegal

A Popular Speaker Sways Opinion

Discover the connection between P.T. Barnum and the 1853 statewide referendum on liquor sales.

Date: 1932 

Description: Roma bartending at The 163 Club.

Read the story of Madison's first and most beloved drunkard, Pinneo.

Date: 1919 

Description: Jack Bronson (played by Raymond Bloomer) has been beaten senseless in an underworld bar. Violet Gray (played by Marion Davies dressed in a Salvation Army u...

Date: 1970-12-24 

Description: Bartender Albert Rosen cleaning glassware behind the bar. Rosen has a cigarette in his mouth as he cleans. Men can be seen in the background at the bar. Th...

Date: 1860 after

Description: Two images of the "family" of Virginia. Above depicts a happy, prosperous "family" at the Declaration of Independence in 1776. A banner with the stars and...

Photograph

Four Men Drinking

Date: 1897 ca.

Description: Four men guzzle beverages in a cornfield. The caption on the stereograph reads, "Well, here goes looking at you."

Date: 1944 

Description: Label submitted to the state of Wisconsin for trademark registration. "Louis Schoen's Old Beer Lager, Quality has No Substitute, Brewed and Bottled by the...

Date: 1970-04-19 

Description: Lynn Fontanne, Sir Noel Coward, and Alfred Lunt seated at a table in the Pyrenees Restaurant after the Tony Awards presentations at which Lunt and Fontanne...

Date: 1933 

Description: Label submitted to the State of Wisconsin for trademark registration. "Jung's Old Country, Lager Beer, Brewed and bottled by Wm (William) G. Jung Products...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A group of people sit at a table and pose near two packs of Pall Mall cigarettes balanced on empty bottles. Empty glasses, peanut shells, and corks fill t...

Photograph

Reporters Hangout

Date: 1947-10 

Description: The Press Club Bar in the New York Herald Tribune Building in Paris, France.

Date: 1957 

Description: Group portrait of Gisholt employees, members of the Ice Chippers fishing group, based in Madison. They are posing indoors, and Sid Boyum is sitting on the...

Date: 1909 ca.

Description: Depicts an overweight man wearing a bowler hat drinking beer directly from a barrel. In the background beer steins are littering the ground. The caption at...

Date:  

Description: Studio portrait of four soldiers lying on the ground by a box that says, "Hard Tack U.S.," playing cards and drinking. They are posing in front of a painte...

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