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Photograph

Firemen's Park

Date: 1948-06 

Description: "This working party at Firemen's Park, drinking Pioneer beer, is (L-R) Peter Bodden, Jack Burns, Philip Schwinn, & ?."

Date: 1949-08-18 

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

Photograph

Koecher's Bar

Date: 1950-07-07 

Description: "Patrons at Koecher's Bar are L-R, Clyde Bandlow, Gene Greiner, Bea Greiner, Oliver Justman, Dottie Justman, & Rita Koecher."

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Full-length studio portrait of three men in front of a painted backdrop. Two men are standing on either side of a man in the middle who is sitting in a cha...

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...

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: 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:  

Description: Letterhead of T. Knapstein & Company, proprietors of the New London Brewery. On the left is a rectangular image with a decorative border surrounding a man...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Group portrait of Sid Boyum (center) standing in between two of his friends. Sid is wearing a tie and pants, but no shirt.

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...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Humorous portrait of large group of men drinking beer. They are in an open, grassy area, with trees behind them. Two baseball bats and a glove are position...

Date: 1921 ca.

Description: Industrial health and safety sign or poster warning against the dangers of drinking mixtures with alcohol. The sign reads, "Warning; Do not drink any mixtu...

Date: 1975-06-13 

Description: A couple dancing to accordion music at a book signing party at the Club Tavern. A young boy is dancing near them in the center, and the accordion player is...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Studio portrait of four Ho-Chunk men posed sitting in front of a painted backdrop. They are sitting around a table on which sits two packages wrapped in ne...

Date: 1948-05-04 before

Description: Assembly Dinner menu from the Holland-America Line R.M.S. Nieuw Amsterdam, with revelers in dress suits and party frocks walking and holding drinks...

Date: 1932 

Description: Roma bartending at The 163 Club.

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Description: Angie Vail and Alice Bedard pose in an attempt to break up a staged fight between Robert Vail and Sprague Vonier, while Harold Gauer lies on the ground und...

Date: 1913-11-02 

Description: People sitting at tables, drinking and talking at 2 a.m. in one of two wine rooms at the South Side Kindergarten Hall, 396 Greenbush Street.

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...

Photograph

Fishers' Night Out

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view of a crowded bar, all men, in the evening before a fishing banquet. Two men are bartending behind the rectangular shaped bar. A sign high up...

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