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Most of the photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs, 20 to 200 megabytes in size) from the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) Many were digitized by LOC contractors using a Sinar studio back. They are adjusted by your webmaster for contrast and color in Photoshop before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here.

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Fitger Conetops

Fitger Conetops

Two fellows enjoying Fitgers Beer from conetop style cans. They look to be in a trailer, camper or something similar. Why the one fellow is wearing a tie is a mystery, but he sure seems happy to down a beer. Fitgers was a large regional brewery in Duluth, MN. They lasted until 1972. The conetop cans in the picture were from around 1960 I'd guess. View full size.

Dating the Cones

Fitger's can from the early '50s.


Don't open those cans! All that good beer's gonna spill on the ceiling!

Bottoms Up!

"Project Gemini astronauts follow an intense training regimen for happy hour in space aboard a specially outfitted Boeing 707 doing loops over Central Florida."

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We are defying gravity!


I think someone has had one too many.

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