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January 5, 2021

The Joy of Drinking: Vintage Photos of People Having a Good Time With Alcohol

As Frank Sinatra once said, “I feel bad for people who don’t drink. When they wake up in the morning, that’s as good as they’re going to feel all day.” Take a look at people in the past enjoying alcohol through 25 funny vintage photographs:
A dog and his owner enjoying a beer at the pub. (Fox)
Two men sharing a drink. (Kimberly Hopkins)
Tallulah Bankhead drinking champagne from her shoe. (Popperfoto)
Men drinking wine in a bar in Mexico City. (Earl Leaf)
A corporal carrying a full load of beer in Korea. (Interim)
Waitresses showing empty beer litre tankards at the Oktoberfest. (Georg Göbel)
A group of young people enjoying their night in Lodz. (Elzbieta Sekowska)
A man holding a bottle of wine on his head at a party in Greenwich Village. (Weegee)
A staged scene of a drunken group of people in a living room. (Kurt Hutton)
A student sinking a yard of ale at a Cambridge pub. (Mirrorpix)
Barmaids in costume from the Festival Inn in East London. (Hulton)
Two men drinking wine from a barrel in Paris. (AFP)
Three peasants cheering. (Jean-Louis Swiners)
The Birmingham City team celebrating a win with champagne in the bath. (Evening Standard)
A wine festival in Bulgaria. (Jean-Claude Deutsch)
Three men drinking from a large glass of beer. (Keystone)
Two drunks asleep on the street outside Betty's Tavern in New York. (William Lovelace)
Students at Oxford University smoking and drinking in their study. (Chris Ware)
A man doing headstand in a beer tent at the Oktoberfest. (Betzler)
A young girl passing out in a bar. (Billy Monk)
A publican serving a glass of stout to a donkey in the East End of London. (Steve Lewis)
A member of the Hells Angels' drinking beer from a plastic container. (Bill Ray)
A group of young people lying in shallow water and drinking beer. (Rudolf Dietrich)
A pair of young men with glasses of beer. (KUCO)
Drunk young men in Moscow. (Elzbieta Sekowska)

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