This is Beer Joint and Pool Hall week, so we better work in some pictures of Pool Halls. This is a great one from Shasta County, California. The picture is from 1940. There was a pool hall in the small town I grew up in in the 1960's. Social norms were, polite society did not frequent such a place. The county I lived in was "dry" so there was no alcohol served there, but none the less, you would never consider walking in such an establishment. I can remember looking in the window once, and there were not even any pool tables in there. It was a bunch of men sitting around playing dominoes. So, I am not sure what the stigma was associated with that place.