Photo, Print, Drawing [The gay twenties IV]
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- [The gay twenties IV]
- A group of men and women gathered in a basement brew and drink beer. A heavy black woman does laundry in the background looking over her shoulder at the crowd.
- Contributor Names
- Clark, George R., artist
- Created / Published
- 1936 Apr. [publication date]
- Subject Headings
- - Beer--1930-1940
- - Eating & drinking--1930-1940
- - Fads--1930-1940
- - Prohibition--1930-1940
- Format Headings
- Periodical illustrations--American--1930-1940.
- - No copyright information found with item.
- - Signed, lower right: Geo / Clark / '36.
- - The published caption reads: After the Volstead Act went into effect there was a sudden revival of interest in the rudiments of chemistry, and eight-gallon crocks and Canada Dry bottles became valuable. On the market were 'Kick Tablets' for beer if the directions called for one tablet the average amateur brewmaster put in three. Brewing was a race against time and the more impetuous drinkers bought near beer and spiked it with raw alcohol. The discussion of beer recipes became polite dinner conversation and the above Bedlam was typical in many an otherwise conservative community. Brewing was a particularly popular sport in college towns, where the odor of active mash often hung heavily over Fraternity Row. It was about this time that Sinclair Lewis wrote Babbitt, King Tut's tomb was discovered, Linger Awhile was supplanting Rose of the Rio Grand and marathon dances were a novelty.
- - Title devised.
- - Bequest and gift; Caroline and Erwin Swann; 1974; (DLC/PP-1974:232.1652)
- - Forms part of: Caroline and Erwin Swann collection of caricature and cartoon (Library of Congress).
- - Published in: Life, April, 1936.
- - Exhibited: Library of Congress, "They Made Them Laugh and Wince and Worry," 1977-82.
- 1 drawing : black ink over pencil, with black crayon, and opaque white on off-white grained drawing ; 45.5 x 64.1 cm. (sheet)
- Call Number/Physical Location
- SWANN - no. 1494 (C size) [P&P]
- Source Collection
- Caroline and Erwin Swann collection of caricature & cartoon (Library of Congress)
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.pnp/pp.print
- Digital Id
- cph 3b10464 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b10464
- Library of Congress Control Number
- Reproduction Number
- LC-USZ62-62825 (b&w film copy neg.)
- Rights Advisory
- Publication may be restricted. For information see "Caroline and Erwin Swann Collection ...," http://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/rr/print/res/077_swan.html
- Online Format
- 1 drawing : black ink over pencil, with black crayon, and opaque white on off-white grained drawing ; 45.5 x 64.1 cm. (sheet) | A group of men and women gathered in a basement brew and drink beer. A heavy black woman does laundry in the background looking over her shoulder at the crowd.
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Chicago citation style:
Clark, George R., Artist. The gay twenties IV. , 1936. [Apr. publication date] Photograph. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/2009616511/.
APA citation style:
Clark, G. R. (1936) The gay twenties IV. , 1936. [Apr. publication date] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/2009616511/.
MLA citation style:
Clark, George R., Artist. The gay twenties IV. [Apr. publication date] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2009616511/>.