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

20 September, 2012

Out for Drinks

Bars, saloons, pubs and speakeasies of days gone by. 

From various collections. 

Ralph Morse, LIFE © Time Inc.

The bar at a music hall, London, 1946. Source

Tony Linck, LIFE © Time Inc.

Sam's Bar and Grill, NYC, 1949. Source

John Philips, LIFE © Time Inc.

A small saloon in Paraguay, 1939. Source

National Library of Ireland

A pub in Moyvalley, Ireland, 1961. Source

Margaret Bourke-White, LIFE archives © Time Inc.

The Marlborough House, a speakeasy for socialites during Prohibition, NYC, 1933. Source

Eliot Eliosfon, LIFE © Time Inc.

Sloppy Joe's bar in Havana, 1946. Source

University of Washington Libraries

A saloon in Washington State, c. 1918. Source

Nina Leen, LIFE © Time Inc.

Women at a New York bar, 1947. Source

University of Washington Libraries

A tiny saloon in Bluff City, Alaska, c. 1906. Source

Margaret Bourke-White, LIFE © Time Inc.

Patrons at the Hunt Club, a carefully screened speakeasy, NYC, 1933. Source

Francis Miller, LIFE © Time Inc.

A squirrel monkey (named Sam) drinking at a bar, US, 1958. Source

Frank Scherschel, LIFE © Time Inc.

A champagne bar in Central City, Colorado, 1946. Source

Allan Grant, LIFE © Time Inc.

French fashion models having drinks in a Denver saloon, 1959. Source

Bill Ray, LIFE © Time Inc.

Czech soldiers at a pub, Czechoslovakia, 1968. Source

State Library of New South Wales

Drinks in an Australian bar, c. 1930s. Source

1 comment:

Ana said...

The Alaskan one looks cozy (for a bar, I mean) and that monkey photo is a real surprise.

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