Photograph showing the inside of rural Illinois tavern. Unknown photographer.

Photograph showing the inside of rural Illinois tavern

Highland, Illinois: circa 1937 based upon visible advertisements. Unbound. This 7” x 5” card-mounted photograph shows the interior of a rural Illinois tavern. A middle-aged man wearing a vest, tie, and apron is standing behind the bar along with a more casually dressed young man who appears to be a bar boy. An African-American man is standing at the rear of the long room. There are no customers present. The room appears to be heated by an old cast iron stove. The tavern’s bar is quite long as is the mirror behind it. A number of beer and softdrink posters are visible (Country Club, Stag, Coca-Cola, etc.) The bar is well-stocked, and many cigar boxes are visible. A Nehi ice box stands near the bar. The reverse of the card is annotated in pencil, “808 Broadway, Highland, IL.”. Very good. Item #008842

The tavern name is not identified, but it should be possible to discover by reviewing city directories or property records.

Price: $100.00

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