Monday, August 18, 2008

UPhO #2: New Orleans Tavern Scene, 1934

This 1934 photographic print from a nitrate negative reveals a good deal of cultural information: spittoons in the foreground, bottle labels of the stocked bar, the National Recovery Act sign on the left wall, the Anheuser Busch advertising prints, the posted photographs of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Can anyone identify the tavern? The photographer? The barkeep?

This is the second in a new series of Unidentified Photograph Objects. . . from the collection of the Southeastern Architectural Archive. The first UPhO was recently identified by anthonyturducken who will be the recipient of an SEAA prize!

[Unidentified photographer, unidentified bartender in unidentified New Orleans tavern, contract print from nitrate negative, 1934]

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