Everyone can appreciate the good things in life: relaxation, good friends, and a strong drink. This was the purpose of the Crystal Palace Saloon when it was built in 1882, in the rough-and-tumble times of the Wild West. Fast forward just over half a century later, only a few years after Prohibition was repealed, and in walks Dorothea Lange.
In many ways, this image is different from Lange's previous editions: this image captures a rare moment of leisure, of indoors entertainment and relaxation, instead of the idyllic American countryside or attentive school children at work. Yet the air of camaraderie so often evoked by Lange's images can still be seen in the easy lean of the men over the bar, the casual air of the bartender peering out over their shoulders at Lange as she walked through the doors of the Crystal Palace Saloon in 1938. As we said before, everyone can appreciate the good things in life, and Dorothea Lange captures that relatable humanity beautifully in all her images.
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