The Photo Elective – King Richard’s Tavern

King Richard's TavernBack in the 1980s, I went to art school, and I along with all of the other illustration majors were required to take a course in photography. We had to shoot the photos as well as process the negatives and make the prints. I don’t recall what the particulars of the class assignments were although I can tell from looking at the negatives which were the assignments and which ones were shot just to finish off a roll. The shots to finish the roll are a lot more interesting.

While my fellow students mostly resided and shot their photographs in Philadelphia, I lived and did most of my shooting in and around Westville, NJ. This is another shot of another hang-out or watering hole known by the regal name of King Richard’s Tavern.

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8 Responses to The Photo Elective – King Richard’s Tavern

  1. Got my lustrous start at King Richards…….could not have had more fun in a million years.

  2. Joe_Williams says:

    Thanks for the comments!

  3. John B. says:

    There’s a defunct King Richard’s on Lancaster Ave. in west Philly too. I always liked the sign on the ground floor tappie in a Chinatown flophouse (now refurbished and gentrified): “Double shot and beer half-price before 11 a.m.”

  4. Joe_Williams says:

    Breakfast of champions.

  5. Donna says:

    Great blast from the past! My Mom worked there for years and my Uncle is Richard! The name Chuck Bengle sounds very familiar to me

  6. Donald Crawford says:

    Formerly the “Tower Bar” a regular stop for my Father…

  7. Joe_Williams says:

    I wish I had more photos of these places.

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