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Date:  date unknown

Description: Interior of the bar room at Hotel Astor, built in 1904. Waiters, bartenders, and patrons stand around the bar, decorated in the Old World style.

Photograph

Sailors in a Bar

Date: 1942 ca.

Description: Two sailors and two women are seated at a table smoking cigarettes and drinking beer, while another woman stands playing an accordion for them. Around the...

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...

Date: 1897 ca.

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

Photograph

Bootleg Days

Date: 1933-08-23 

Description: Elevated view of six customers celebrating Bootleg Days at Arthur Janik's tavern "The Balcony Inn" at Lincoln and 33rd Streets. Arthur Janik was the propri...

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Description: Large group of Harold Gauer's friends. In the front row from left to right are Bob Vail, Marion Bloch, Mary Jo Vonier, Angie Vail, an unidentified woman, a...

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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...

Date: 1937 ca.

Description: Display of a glass of beer, and a bottle of Heinie's Old Lager Beer bottle, and a bottle of Heinie's Strong Beer. There are cigarettes in an ashtray, flowe...

Photograph

Reporters Hangout

Date: 1947-10 

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

Photograph

Two Men and a Dog

Date:  date unknown

Description: Two men are drinking, one from a mug and one from a bottle near the Cassville Brewery. The man on the left is Frank Feiker, and the photograph is taken wit...

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Description: Two unidentified white men, dressed as lumberjacks, sit on a wood log in Van Schaick's studio, drinking, smoking and playing cards, with a saw and an axe n...

Date: 1884 

Description: Two drawings illustrating a hyperbolic comparison between a society which permits drinking of alcoholic beverages and one that does not.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Group of men gathered at the bar in McGlaughlin and Reynolds Bros. Saloon. There is a young boy standing on the bar, as well as a dog sitting on the bar. O...

Postcard

Making a Toast

Date:  date unknown

Description: Group of men in a tavern making a toast. The bartender is behind the bar and the man at the right is in a wheelchair and smoking a pipe.

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: A man sits at a table, holding a cigarette in one hand and pouring a bottle of Tivoli pilsner beer into a glass with the other. Original caption reads: "Sp...

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Description: Studio portrait of four soldiers kneeling around a box that says, "Hard Tack U.S.," playing cards and drinking. They are posing in front of a painted backd...

Photograph

Two Men Smoking

Date:  date unknown

Description: Studio portrait of two standing man smoking cigars posing in front of a painted backdrop. One man is pouring liquid into a glass. Both men are wearing hats...

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

Date: 1949-08-18 

Description: "Bartender Rita Koecher serves patrons: Russ Bandlow, Les Beck, & (unknown)."

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