one for the road …

Goetzman photo c1898 courtesy of Lakehead University

Toronto. Even photographers get thirsty. This photograph is the property of the Lakehead University in Thunder Bay and Orillia. It was taken c1898 by the H. J. Goetzman Studio and shows the ‘Joe Cook & Co., Dome Road House hotel in Dawson, Yukon’.

This image and the link to the Lakehead Archives is courtesy of my good friend and fellow photohistorian, George Dunbar, who discovered the digital collection link in general and this photograph in particular and graciously chose to share it with us.

Note: The title of the post is a riff on a song by Frank Sinatra. According to Youtube, “[The song,] One for My Baby (and One More for the Road) is a popular song written by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer for the musical The Sky’s the Limit (1943) and first performed in the film by Fred Astaire. It was popularized by the American singer Frank Sinatra.”

Today the song is terribly politically incorrect, but not so much when I was a kid and listened to old blue eyes and his captivating voice over our radio.


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