Click for full imageAnn Stardy and Tom Brown, drinking and smoking in the Pfister Hotel barber shop, from a 35mm color slide, 1957.
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Suits, Ties, and Miller High-Life, 1957
Taken at the Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee WI, February 1957. Color 35mm slide.
Getting a Trim, Whiskey In Hand
The barber shop in the Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee, WI. Noted, “Edmond, Alma”, “7/59”. Scanned from a 35mm slide (more Pfister)
Miller High Life: King of Wisconsin
You may think Wednesday’s crack about Grandma getting tipsy off a couple ounces of Miller High-Life was a joke, the photo above shows that the Cool Kids drank High Life. This is clear proof is from the Pfister Hotel set, but the distinctive trapezoid label with an ‘X’ sticker right above it makes the bottle […]
Smooching An Old Guy
This photo was captioned “Jack, Obie Jordahl’s Daughter, 8-24-57”. Obie Jordahl, I believe, was a barber at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, and this fine evening he brought his daughter along to a drinking session in the hotel barber shop. Thing got wild — as you might expect — and the young miss Jordahl met […]
Trompe l’Oeil At The Pfister
Say ‘hi’ to Larry & Ruth Smith, frequenters of the Pfister Hotel. This was taken in February 1957, along with several other photos I’ve uploaded. This photo has the best view of the trompe l’oeil wallpaper in the Pfister. A different wallpaper is visible in other photos, but this the best view of any of […]
Pfister Hotel Barber Shop Staff, 1960
The couple in the front, members of the “Pfister Hotel Social Club” spent more time at the Pfister than just as customers: they appear to be the proprietors of the hotel barber shop. Several photos were taken, in hopes of getting a good shot where nobody’s blinking, everybody’s looking at the camera, and you can […]
Party at the Pfister, 1960
The Pfister Hotel was a happening place in 1960; at least for the employees. The wifey bought a set of slides taken by employees of the Pfister barber shop at social gatherings held in the hotel through the late 1950s and 1960. I’ve scanned all of the Pfister-related photos — they’re collected here. see also: […]