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Card advertising Sutton's American Bar

Date: c 1940
Dimensions:
Overall: 77 x 125 mm, 0.004 kg
Medium: Ink, card
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Purchased with USA Bicentennial Gift funds
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Card
Object No: 00019609
Place Manufactured:Australia

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    Description
    Card advertising `Sutton's American Bar, Castlereagh street, Sydney Steamship Officers' Resort J.B. Sutton (late purser american SS "Alameda") Proprietor'.
    On the reverse is a five stanza poem titled "He Never Blamed the Booze".

    SignificanceThis advertisement well illustrates how American servicemen were catered for on the Australian home front.
    HistorySutton's bar was promoted as a steamship officers resort, and the proprietor, J.B.Sutton, had been the purser on American steamship SS ALAMEDA. Sutton was the sole agent for a range of American beers and spirits and in this advertisement boasts that 'All American mixed drinks [are] made by American Bartenders'
    and American money is taken and American papers are available.

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