Late 1800's on the corner of Elm Street and Acushnet Avenue. Somebody once sang "Whiskey for the men and beer for the horses". I wonder if that applied here.
Israel Sher was holding the reins of the horse.
Mr.Sher was a horse dealer and sold horses for a living. He was listed in the 1907directory at 402 Acushnet Ave.
This is reminiscent of the wild west, but New Bedford's waterfront bars weren't much less wild.
Bartenders with white shirts and bow tie (as if it was a high class place) are John Bohan and Fred Ling.