I sent this photo over the listserv a couple of years ago. Since the current discussion centers on the Krizan name I decided to send it again. Does anybody recognize this? Frances Barton Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2003 19:23:51 -0600 From: Frances Barton <fbarton@...> To: fbarton@... Subject: [Fwd: krizan hotel copy.jpg]
I need help, please, in identifying this photo. I am purposefully sending it as a small file to make it easier to open. Much detail is lost, however, so I will provide a little narrative detail:
1. The large sign on top of the hotel says Krizan-Rooms (I believe the rooms part is accurate). 2. The sign on the post approximately underneath the K in Krizan says Galveston Brewing Company Lager Beer (this company began operations in Galveston approximately in 1895). 3. The post to the right of the post in #2 above has an identical sign to #2. 4. What seems to be the front door of the establishment, between the post in #2 and #3, being closer to #2, has a sign that says Krizan Hotel. To the right of this sign is yet another
Galveston Brewing Company Lager Beer sign. 5. The man in the white coat, standing in front of the crowd and pretty much under the front door sign, seems to be directing. The woman to the left of him is pouring what I assume to be beer into a glass from a bottle. Two or three men to the left of her are holding glasses of probably beer. 6. The crowd of people in the right half are wearing American type clothing. The crowd to the left are wearing European type clothing. 7. The wires in the sky are possibly telegraph (?). Or perhaps electricity. 8. And, very interestingly, the four musicians in the center front of the crowd are all playing strings, one bass and three violins. Much more a Moravian than a Bohemian kind of ensemble.
I found this photo in a box of photos that belonged to my mother, Elsie Pokorny Barton (Mrs. Josef A. Barton). I will most happily send a larger file which would include more detail. Please let me
know if anybody wants me to do this.
Thank you in advance for any help you can give me.
Frances Barton Austin, Texas
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