Finding Cliff Clavin in 1930s Minnesota

While watching the final installment of Ken Burns’s “Prohibition” documentary I noticed a picture that was notable solely because I watch too many old reruns of “Cheers”:

Vintage“Saturday Night in a Saloon,” Russell Lee, Craigville, Minnesota, 1937 (LOC)

And as it appeared in “Cheers”:

StillStill from the opening credits of “Cheers,” Season 7 (Youtube)

Thanks to the fine folks at Shorpy, who highlighted the photograph last year.

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