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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE NAVY NEEDS YOU IN THE WAVES

Cheers (Colorized): 1937

Cheers (Colorized): 1937

Colorized from Shorpy's files. September 1937. Craigville, Minnesota. "Saturday night in a saloon." Medium format negative by Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration. View full size.

No Ashtrays

I guess they snuffed their cigarettes out on the floor?

Where Everybody Knows Your Name

I remember fondly the black and white original on Shorpy. I recognized it instantly from one of my favorite shows. Now in color, it REALLY looks like the opening to Cheers. Thank you!

 
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