Saturday, September 4, 2010

American Old West Saloons - #4 In a Series



Lansing, Michigan has never been considered the Old West, but this picture was too good to exclude. The year was 1900 and the women's temperance leagues were getting more and more active. This saloon employed a curtain, visible rolled up just below the ceiling, that could be dropped when it became necessary to shield the drinkers from the overly judgemental.

The photograph is courtesy of the Archives of Michigan.

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