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Cheersh: 1941

Cheersh: 1941

August 1941. "Farm boys in beer parlor on Sunday afternoon. Finnish community of Bruce Crossing, Michigan." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon. View full size.


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Bottle Can Glass

To me it always seemed that pouring from a bottle or can into a glass allowed the brew to breathe a little, thus taming the carbonation and improving taste. After the third one though, who cares.


Find out that they use glasses to drink beer. I'm not American and I find that in every American film people drink beer directly from bottles. Is it now normal as it was normal to use glasses in forties?

[In my experience, most bottle beer in restaurants and bars here in America is poured into glasses or mugs. - Dave]

Natty Boh

The boys are enjoying some National Bohemian Pilsner. A bit surprising, since Bruce Crossing is in the UP, and Natty Boh was brewed in Baltimore. I would have thought Milwaukee or Detroit suds would have been the beer of choice.

[The beer is Minnesotan -- Royal Bohemian from Duluth. - Dave]

Sisu, eh?

All communities thereabouts are Finnish communities. Pritnear every Yooper is at least part Finn.

Royal Bohemian Beer

Looks like they are enjoying Royal Bohemian from the Duluth Brewing & Malting Company.

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