Bill "Bogangles" Robinson, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, George Jacob Gillig, Treasurer of Ruppert Brewery, Manhattan, New York, 1940
safety negativePHOTOGRAPHS - SOFT NEGATIVES
Rosenfeld and Sons
USA, NY, Manhattan
4 x 5 x 0 in.
4x5 safety negative photographed by Rosenfeld and Sons on April 27, 1940 at the Bier Stube, also known as the "Tap Room" located on the 6th floor of the Brew House Extension, Building E, of the Jacob Ruppert Brewery, Old Yorkville, Manhattan, New York. From left to right: Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, the dancer, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, the entertainer, George Jacob Gillig, Treasurer of the Ruppert Brewery, and an unidentified man, standing at the bar raising glasses of beer. Behind the gentlemen on the wall is a mural with several shields with the names Amsterdam, New York, Knickerbocker and Ruppiner. There is also a statue of a medieval king with a raised beer glass in his right hand in background. This is King Gambrinus, legendary king of Flanders (Belgium) and in folklore, the patron saint of beer and beer brewing. Typed on original negative sleeve: “55680 4/27/40 / 2579-15 / The Ruppert Brewery- 1639 - 3rd Ave, City / Mr. Sutton Group with Bill Robinson-Rochester“. CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection. Condition: silvered overall, accretions, scratched gloss and emulsion.
Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection