Shorpy June 10, 2017

Birthplace of the Old-Fashioned, the Pendennis Club, established in 1881 as a “private club for white gentlemen of high social standing,” took its name from Thackeray’s novel “Pendennis.”
Louisville, Kentucky, circa 1906. “Pendennis Club, West Walnut Street.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.


San Francisco circa 1920. “Mercer four-passenger coupe.” At the vine-covered California Club. 5×7 glass negative by Christopher Helin.


February 16, 1951. “Hahne & Co. department store in Montclair, New Jersey. Staircase II. Fellheimer & Wagner, client.” 4×5 acetate negative.