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19-05-2011, 19:20
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Disclaimer: I'm not a nazi and this photo isn't intended to glorify them. I've said that just in case you're stupid enough to believe I might be a closet fascist for posting a historical document.

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[Thanks to Andrew for obscuring the offensive bits.]

The image comes from Life, April 1939. A feature on 3 families, French, German and English (http://books.google.com/books?id=DUkEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA80&dq=%22bitter+ale%22+life+magazine&hl=en&ei=1j3VTbbSAdDsOfuWkO8L&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&sqi=2&ved=0CDYQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false).

Look beyond who's holding the glasses. Dead informative photo, which is why I'm posting it. Points of interest:

beermats. Branded beermats. And, if I'm not mistaken, branded Schultheiss.
colour: the beer is very pale. Looks like a Pils/Helles/Export
glass size: that's not very big - 30 cl?
scary: men, haircuts, uniforms.

The caption says: ". . . The beer has grown steadily worse in Berlin."

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