The Old Time Saloon

A celebration of the nineteenth-century saloon, written with sly humor during Prohibition: “A gem for gentlemen and gentlewomen who enjoy a tipple.”—Toronto Star Described by Luc Sante as “a distant ancestor of Rocky and Bullwinkle ...

The Old Time Saloon

The Old Time Saloon

A celebration of the nineteenth-century saloon, written with sly humor during Prohibition: “A gem for gentlemen and gentlewomen who enjoy a tipple.”—Toronto Star Described by Luc Sante as “a distant ancestor of Rocky and Bullwinkle,” George Ade was an early twentieth-century humorist beloved by many, even earning praise from H.L. Mencken. During the waning years of Prohibition, he wrote The Old-Time Saloon—both a work of propaganda masquerading as “just history” and a hilarious exercise in nostalgia that let booze-deprived readers of the day know just what they were missing. Featuring original, vintage illustrations along with a new introduction and notes from Bill Savage, Ade’s book takes us back to the long-gone men’s clubs of earlier days, when beer was a nickel, the pretzels were polished, and the sardines were free. “Ade amuses with his dry humor on a wet topic…The book discusses every phase of the saloon and every type of saloon, from the ornate and opulent place, like the Waldorf or the Knickerbocker, to the dive on the corner and the old-fashioned roadhouse.”—Brooklyn Daily Eagle “Much about nineteenth-century saloons may have been sordid and squalid, but Ade knew how to find their charm, even their joy. He’s a wonderful reading companion—and I bet he would have been pretty great to drink with, too.”—Daniel Okrent, author of Last Call

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The Old-Time Saloon
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: George Ade
Categories: Cooking
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-11-04 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

George Ade (1866-1944) was a prolific journalist/wit/playwright from Indiana whose Fables in Slang were syndicated nationally and produced as movies. This little book should amuse fans of early twentieth-century American humor and anyone who, as they raise a glass to pre-Prohibition traditions, wants to know more about them. Written in
Amendment of the Prohibition Act
Language: en
Pages: 574
Authors: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Manufactures
Categories: Alcoholic beverage industry
Type: BOOK - Published: 1932 - Publisher:

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Faces Along the Bar
Language: en
Pages: 323
Authors: Madelon Powers
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999-06 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

List of IllustrationsAcknowledgmentsIntroduction Pt. I: The Criteria for Comradeship1: The Importance of Being Regular 2: Gender, Age, and Marital Status 3: Occupation, Ethnicity, and Neighborhood Pt. II: The Gentle Art of Clubbing4: Drinking Folkways 5: Clubbing by Treat 6: Clubbing by CollectionPt. III: More Lore of the Barroom7: Games and
United States Congressional Serial Set
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Madelon Powers
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1931 - Publisher:

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A Reminder of Good Times at the Old College Saloon
Language: en
Pages: 8
Authors: De Witt Clinton Millen
Categories: Ann Arbor (Mich.)
Type: BOOK - Published: 1912 - Publisher:

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