back in the days of the ( american ) prohibition, when making and consuming
alcohol was illegal john garo, the boston portrait photographer ( karsh's menotor )
used to regularly have his friends ( arthur fiedler and other big wigs )
over to his studio to party. he would always use buckets labelled fixer, developer &c
as containers with booze in them, so if they were busted by the vice-squad it would look like
photography chemicals, not hooch. he was well known as not only a portrait photographer
but as a pictorialist, brought pt/pd and gum-overs back from the dead, so whoknows
maybe he also had a bucket that read potassium dichromate in the room that he
was passing around to his friends ...