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A Swell Soiree: 1942

A Swell Soiree: 1942

August 1942. "A poster comes to life. Another democratic institution, beer and pretzels. Chief radioman Evans, at extreme left, reaches for a slice of the ham which Mrs. Woolslayer is serving. Sergeant Vineyard is wearing the paper hat. Allegheny Steel, Pittsburgh." One in a series of dozens of photos taken of the three men in a WW2 poster after they decided to get together. View full size. Medium format negative by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information.

 

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And notice the ketchup bottle

If it's ketchup, it's GOT to be Heinz. Especially if it's a Pittsburgh photograph! Great picture.

What names!

French Vineyard might be a remarkable (if unGoogleable) name, but Woolslayer is pretty amazing too.

By the way, Wikipedia tells me the Duquesne Brewing Co. closed its doors in 1972. Another local brewery down the tubes.

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