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Hanging Out: 1922

Hanging Out: 1922

July 1922. Washington, D.C. "Kallipolis Grotto, Potomac bathing beach." The Grotto being one of Washington's many Masonic lodges. A big cigar, a bottle of pop, and Thou. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.


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The Grotto

I'm a member of that Grotto.

Grotto Day

Featured activities included leap frog races, relay races, three-legged races and needle-threading contests.

Washington Post, July 11, 1922.

Grotto Day at Basin.

Band Concert and Sports Will
Feature Outing Tomorrow.

With a concert by the Kallipolis Grotto band, sports for children and grown-ups, a general picnic lunch and other stunts for members of the Grotto and their families, Grotto day will be observed tomorrow at the Tidal basin bathing beach.

M.W. Pickering, monarch of the Kallipolis Grotto; Edward Libey, secretary, and Charles Shackelford, master of ceremonies, are in charge of "Grotto day" at the bathing beach tomorrow.

The Maine Thing

If he's from Maine, he should be drinking a Moxie, but I don't recognize the beverage in his hand. Any sharp-eyed pop bottle spotters care to weigh in on what he's been imbibing?

Re Codpiece, Shriner-style

Our dapper chaperon with the stogie waiting, the hat set just so, and the bottle of Moxie is sporting a oddly-torn Kallipolis Grotto shirt. Whatever these three are thinking, it probably is not "If we live another 90 years, we won't even be on Facebook." But they'd be wrong:

What's that smell?

Nothing like hanging out next to the sewer clean out.

Sore Spots

I'd like to think that the sores and his legs and the sores on her arms are coincidental.

[They're not just coincidental, they're nonexistent! Except on the negative. Note how the "sores" are also seen on clothing and even in the sand. - tterrace]


By-the-Jesus, that fellow's a Mainer if I ever saw one! (Effete Maine, down around Portland, has citizens; the rest of the state has denizens.)


The man seems to be wearing a weird garment! I wonder what the young ladies think?

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