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I believe that is a bowling machine (with bowling pins), not skee ball.
According to the original story, this is Dillon's bar in New York and in the back they have a skee-ball game. Of course, without seeing the front of it there's no way to know but that raised side is usually absent on a skee-ball. But anyway, here's the main thing: Bill Giles, Anna Moreska, Robert Rauschenberg, Merce Cunningham, John Cage and Jasper Johns all got together for a beer.
The main thing was the get together. I just loved these old bowling machines, they could be twenty feet long and 2,000 pounds. My grandfather was a vendor and had these machines in bars on his route and in his arcade in Wildwood, NJ in the 1960's. Anyway, where was Dillon's, w54th?
80 University Place. Now a Jack Bistro. And probably no bowling game of any kind anymore.
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