ca. 1880-90s, [multiple exposure cabinet card of “three gentleman” enjoying a beer and a smoke], A.  Heeb
via Capitol Gallery, Cabinet Cards

ca. 1880-90s, [multiple exposure cabinet card of “three gentleman” enjoying a beer and a smoke], A.  Heeb

via Capitol Gallery, Cabinet Cards

ca. 1860-1890, [tintype of a gentleman in a  top hat with a high heel, boot-shaped glass of beer]
via Remains to Be Seen Gallery

ca. 1860-1890, [tintype of a gentleman in a top hat with a high heel, boot-shaped glass of beer]

via Remains to Be Seen Gallery

ca. 1888-92, [Three men holding beer mugs], John Serdinko
via the Southern Methodist University, Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photography Collection

ca. 1888-92, [Three men holding beer mugs], John Serdinko

via the Southern Methodist University, Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photography Collection

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