[Vernacular photograph – Tavern interior].
[N.p. New England (?): circa 1890].
Original photograph on board (16.3 x 22 cm.). Photographic print of tavern interior, with five men gathered around a bar and a wood or coal stove. The men include the bar or tavern keeper in jacket behind the bar, a waiter in white apron with a tray at the ready, and three customers: one warming his hands at the fire, another sporting a shot and apiece of currency, and the third astride a chair (backwards), but with his finger in the air making a point. The room is small, the ceiling low, and there are several broadsides on the wall. None of the broadsides are completely legible, but bits and pieces come through, “An Old Deceiver” with an image of a hog; another hog advertising an event on Monday, January [?] at the "St. James Hotel”; and Midw[inter…] in the East Ba… [at] Bishop’s”. Some light staining to the image and very light wear to the edges of the mounting board. Near fine.