Monday, April 6, 2009

Gillians Found Photo #7

This week's found photo-- date and place unknown. It's a Polaroid, faded to a lovely jaundice. I like the way the fellow on the right is cuddling his bottle like it's a baby. Can anyone tell what type of hootch it is? His eyes come right out of a Wynonie Harris song ("your eyes look like two cherries/in a glass of buttermilk"). His breath seems to seep right through time, you can almost smell the booze breathe. The child in pigtails seems like she's knows something that the adults will never figure out. She's almost haunting. Where and when is this is from? What are they celebrating? It's any one's guess.

10 comments:

Cookie said...

Canadian Club?

Jon hammer said...

There's a strong chance it's Canadian Club. Naturally, the label's different nowadays. The banded gold top and the lozenge shape on the top of the label, which might read "Imported", plus the over all white background look like the old Canadian Club. Or it's the cheapest off-brand rotgut imaginable.

The Hound said...

Canadian Club! That's what Hound Dog Taylor drank.

Steve Z said...

Blended whiskey is perhaps Candada's great contribution to the world, and Hank Snow

J.D. King said...

Both papas gots a baby to hug.

The Hound said...

"Blended whiskey is perhaps Candada's great contribution to the world, and Hank Snow"

Not to mention Gillian.....

The Barman said...

And Men Without Hats.

The Barman said...

No, I meant Bryan Adams.

J.D. Hughes said...

I'm going CC as well, I believe I've seen that exact bottle with a big handle on the back many times in my uncle Duncan's club house, or as we called it, the garage.
Canada's greatest contribution would be Stompin Tom Connors, or Gillian.
Looks like a good time no matter the event.

MJG196 said...

If only there was a way to track down these people. Judging by the age of the photo, the drinkin' dude is dead.

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