Faces along the Bar: Lore and Order in the Workingman’s Saloon, 1870-1920
In this lively and engaging history, Madelon Powers recreates the daily life of the barroom, exploring what it was like to be a “regular” in the old-time saloon of pre-prohibition industrial America. Through an examination of saloongoers across America, her investigation offers a fascinating look at rich lore of the barroom—its many games, stories, songs, free lunch customs, and especially its elaborate system of drinking rituals that have been passed on for decades.
Reading duration: TBD to TBD
Author: Madelon Powers
ISBN13: 9780226677682 via Indiebound