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Ask at Bar: 1941

Ask at Bar: 1941

February 1941. "Juke joint and bar in the Belle Glade area, vegetable section of south central Florida." Bottle of Old Grand-Dad? You must be mistaken! Photo by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

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Strong family resemblance

I think the girls are sisters. They have very similar facial features and hairstyles.

After Capone.

According to the book After Capone: The Life and World of Chicago Mob Boss Frank "the Enforcer" Nitti, Manhattan beer was mob owned, primarily by Nitti.

Not great.

But, a good beer.

Really excited!

SHORPY flipped over this one.

I'm ready for my close up, Mr. DeMille

The lady on the right.

3 Ring Time

Check out that nifty Ballantine Beer clock. Purity, Body, and Flavor -- "That's ale, brother."

Four people

one glass, a very friendly group.

I'm So Envious

of his beautiful fingernails.

One dead soldier on the table

As my dad, who was of this generation, would have said.

A respectable joint

No hourly rate.

SHORPY OLD PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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