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This puppy’s thirsty

Giving the pup a drink by the wagon. RPPC. Private Collection.

Giving the pup a drink by the wagon. RPPC. Private Collection.

These three are hanging out by an untethered wagon, perhaps a father and his two sons. The bottles they’re holding look ‘dusty fresh’ from the cave; maybe this was the homemade kind of fizzy drink. The puppy on top of the metal milk jug survived and most likely went on the hunt for a fresh bowl of water right after. Ha!

Let it flow, let it flow, let it flow!

18 brewers by kegs. RPPC. Private Collection.

1910s group of 18 American brewers. RPPC. Private Collection.

The flag with the offset stars tells us this picture was most likely taken before July 1912.

This is a great picture of a large group of American brewers holding mugs of dark beer in their hands. There’s so much to look at here. It’s safe to say they enjoyed their product!

RPPC: AZO 1904-1918

New York City back of train trio with a Wilson whiskey bottle

New Yorkers and a Wilson whiskey bottle RPPC. Private Collection.

Holding Wilson whiskey bottle in New York City. RPPC. Private Collection.

My, oh my…How long did this bottle stay unopened? A New York minute.

Wilson Whiskey label

Wilson Whiskey label of the era


Back of RPPC

Photographer: High Grade Postal Studio. 134 East 14th Street. N.Y.C.

Backdrop Artist: N. Wortman Prop. First time I see the backdrop artist credited!

Ratted Out!

RPPC. Private Collection.

RPPC. Private Collection.

Back note.

Here is what your man is doing continually, better come home and take care of him. Confidential – A friend.

Somebody got in trouble with the wifey! BFF Miss E. decided against signing her full name for fear of repercussions. Rat!

RPPC: AZO squares 1926-1940s

Too much wine?

I never said I was above good ole juvenile humor. ;)

Too much wine? RPPC. Private Collection.

Too much wine? RPPC. Private Collection.

Yes, I collect the good, the bad and the ugly. Here you have it, these gents are lounging around, each a bottle in hand, the fifth suffering the consequence of too much drinking. Basic laws of physics tell me the barf was staged. ;)

I can see how this picture came about. They saw the bowl in the kitchen and someone said “this looks like barf, ma!”, then another said “Wait! I have an idea! Where’s my camera?”

But what was in that ceramic wash bowl? I’m not sure I want to know…

RPPC: AZO 1904-1918

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