• Created Date
  • ca. 1926
  • Description
  • His name was John Henry Hamilton, but everybody called him "Doc." "Doc" came from Mississippi [. . .]. He was a big man, well over six feet, and had the build to match his height. He was a very ambitious person who liked what he was doing. His establishment, "The Pit," featured barbecued ham, ribs, and chicken, and he was famous for his barbecue sauce which he later tried to market, unsuccessfully. [The "Pit" was also known as a the 908 Club.]... more
    His name was John Henry Hamilton, but everybody called him "Doc." "Doc" came from Mississippi [. . .]. He was a big man, well over six feet, and had the build to match his height. He was a very ambitious person who liked what he was doing. His establishment, "The Pit," featured barbecued ham, ribs, and chicken, and he was famous for his barbecue sauce which he later tried to market, unsuccessfully. [The "Pit" was also known as a the 908 Club.] His establishment was actually a dinner club, complete with white linen table cloths and napkins, lovely china and silver, Oriental carpets on the lounge floor, and a TALL doorman with a uniform and cap trimmed in gold braid. An awning extended from the doorway to the street where the doorman opened the door of the car to assist the guests, and "Doc" was there on hand always, to greet them at the door . . . with a joke, a laugh, a slap on the back. He hired the very best in the way of chefs and waiters.This was during Prohibition, and in... less
  • Format
  • Photograph
    1 photographic print: b&w
    6 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.
    Scanned as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 600 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3
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