Re: Pabst at the lettuce farm, 1931


Jack Mullen
 

--- In STMFC@..., "Paul Krueger" <kruegerp@...> wrote:

Here is a picture taken from the icing platform at a lettuce farm in
Monroe, WA. Can't see much of the car sides, but there is clearly a
Pabst car mixed in there. Incoming load?

http://content.lib.washington.edu/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/pickett&CISOPTR=1302&CISOBOX=1&REC=16

Two more related shots
http://content.lib.washington.edu/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/pickett&CISOPTR=1411&CISOBOX=1&REC=17

http://content.lib.washington.edu/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/pickett&CISOPTR=1351&CISOBOX=1&REC=17

Paul
Seattle, WA
Well, in 1931 it's certainly not a carload of beer. Near-beer, maybe,
or malt syrup, or cheese (Pabst-ett), all of which were Pabst products
during prohibition. But it could just be an instance of a billboard
reefer carrying somebody else's goods, unrelated to the billboard
lettering. Hmmm, maybe there's a book coming out...

Jack Mullen

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