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Busy Beers: 1940

Busy Beers: 1940

December 1940. "Radford, Virginia. Crowd at bar of Busy Bee Restaurant." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.


One of the many perks of being a grown-up.

Beer and pie. Coconut cream, by the look of it.

Winners in life?

Agile enough to notice the photographer.

If I'm not mistaken

I'm fairly certain that I can see FDR, Mickey Rooney, Bob Hope and Alex Trebek at the bar. Question is: why are they all there together?

Got Hair?

I notice the younger guys that are follically endowed forgo the hat. Or it could be the observation of an envious baldy on my part.

Busy Bees

Restaurant-ing through history gives a nice article about "eateries called The Busy Bee."

The King

I guess the King of beers was popular in Radford as well!

Those Pies

Having then sittting out there on the serving counter like that would never fly today, pun intended.

And I had the same thought as Bobbykewl, that sure looks like Tabasco.


That is one of the more clever titles you have come up with.

Hitting the Sauce

Could the middle guy be drinking Tabasco straight out of the bottle???

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