History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. ~Winston Churchill

18 January, 2012

Drinks!

I think it's time for a drink.


LIFE archives © Time Inc.

Two women in high fashion drinking outdoors (very naughty for the time!), UK. 1934. Source



William Vandivert, LIFE  © Time Inc.

Sailors drinking with girls at the local pub, UK, 1940. Source



Gordon Parks, LIFE © Time Inc.

Actress Shelley Winters having a beer with miners, US, 1950. Source



Thomas D. Mcavoy, LIFE © Time Inc.

A French man drinking a glass of wine, France, 1952. Source



Larry Burrows, LIFE © Time Inc.

Men and women drinking beer on the street in Durham, England, 1949. Source


Ed Clark, LIFE © Time Inc.

Men drinking on the street on a lunch break, NYC, 1946. Source



US National Archives

A cat sips the beer of a sleeping man at a downtown bar in NYC, 1947. Source



Hans Wild, LIFE © Time Inc.

Soldiers, sailors, and women war workers having a beer together, UK, 1939. Source



Bernard Hoffman, LIFE © Time Inc.

College students drinking punch at the Minot Fraternity Dance, North Dakota, US, 1941. Source



Alfred Eisenstaedt, LIFE © Time Inc.

Drinking beer at an inner tube floating party, Wisconsin, US, 1941. Source



Alfred Eisenstaedt, LIFE © Time Inc.

University students drinking a toast at the start of a celebration, Prague, 1947. Source



Frank Scherschel © Time Inc.

Oktoberfest, Munich, Germany, 1955. Source



George Silk, LIFE © Time Inc.

American soldiers drinking champagne to the accompaniment of a strolling violinist at a basement nightclub in Brussels, Belgium, 1945. Source



Margaret Bourke-White, LIFE © Time Inc.

Airmen of the 8th Air Force Bomber Command drinking scotch and soda as they relax during off time at the aerodrome, UK, 1942. Source



Nationaal Archief

An automatic liquor machine (!), Germany, 1931. Source


J. R. Eyerman, LIFE © Time Inc.

Newly released prisoners of war relaxing and drinking beer on the Tokyo Express, Japan, 1947. Source



Gordon Coster, LIFE © Time Inc.

Exuberant drinking on the street during the V-J Day celebrations in Chicago, 1945. Source



Museum of Hartlepool

One man pouring beer into another's glass outside the brew house, UK, undated. Source


Mark Kauffman, LIFE © Time Inc.

Anglican priest drinking in a pub, London, UK, 1949. Source



Ed Clark, LIFE © Time Inc.

Students drinking in the fraternity kitchen, US, 1948. Source



Alfred Eisenstaedt, LIFE © Time Inc.

A model drinking champagne, Dallas, 1939. Source



William Vandivert, LIFE © Time Inc.

A young woman drinking the remaining champagne at a party, UK, 1939. Source



Dmitri Kessel, LIFE © Time Inc.

A group sipping drinks at a sidewalk cafe, Paris, 1949. Source


State Library of New South Wales

A few too many. Australia, 1930s. Source



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