When Barry meets Captain Feeney at an Inn in Kubrick's movie, there's a wooden lattice hanging on the side. Does anyone know what it is for?

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  • My first instinct is the hanging lattice is a sign indicating that the inn has vacancy - in other words, it has rooms available. Interesting question that I hope to research further. – Shiz Z. Dec 25 '16 at 0:20

It seems that the phrase "Red Lattice" is an obsolete one meaning "relating to an alehouse".

Apparently used in a some of Shakespeare's plays including The Merry Wives of Windsor (Google Books) and (Google Books again)

Over time, this has been reduced to just a plain lattice, a painting of a lattice and, in some cases, the word has been misused into "lettuce".

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