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An Overview of The Prohibition Era: 1919-1933
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An Overview of The Prohibition Era: 1919-1933
 
A more detailed examination of this topic is planned for the future. In the meantime, this small collection of images is presented.
 
Arcade Card: "The Salute of the Wets"
Arcade Card: "The Salute of the Wets"
Pocket Mirror: Are You Wet or Dry? (Chilton, WI)
Pocket Mirror: Are You Wet or Dry? (Chilton, WI)
Postcard: "If Dreams Would Only Come True" (1925)
Postcard: "If Dreams Would Only Come True" (1925)
Postcard: "Damn You Give Me a Drink, Prohibition in Okla."
Postcard: "Damn You Give Me a Drink, Prohibition in Okla."
Postcard: "In a Dry World"
Postcard: "In a Dry World"
Postcard: "The Natural-Born Prohibitionist"
Postcard: "The Natural-Born Prohibitionist"
Postcard: "We're Sadder Than The Camel"
Postcard: "We're Sadder Than The Camel"
Print: Empty Beer Mug
Print: Empty Beer Mug
1926 Life Magazine--anti-Prohibition campaign
1926 Life Magazine--anti-Prohibition campaign
Anti-Prohibition Monthly Magazine, December 1928
Anti-Prohibition Monthly Magazine, December 1928
Photo: "Repeal the Baby Volstead Law"
Photo: "Repeal the Baby Volstead Law"
Sign: "Help the President with Law Enforcement; Repeal the 18th Amendment; Prosperity"
Sign: "Help the President with Law Enforcement; Repeal the 18th Amendment; Prosperity"
License Plate: "Repeal 18th Amendment"
License Plate: "Repeal 18th Amendment"
Repeal: "The New Deal" Beer Mug, c.1932
Repeal: "The New Deal" Beer Mug, c.1932
Santa Fe New Mexican: "Utah Deal Death Blow to Prohibition," December 5, 1933
Santa Fe New Mexican: "Utah Deal Death Blow to Prohibition," December 5, 1933
Repeal Glass Fish Bowl: "Happy Days Are Back; At Last!", 1933
Repeal Glass Fish Bowl: "Happy Days Are Back; At Last!", 1933
Anti-New Deal, Anti-Repeal Cover, "The New Deal Scores Again," 1933
Anti-New Deal, Anti-Repeal Cover, "The New Deal Scores Again," 1933
     
 
Legal Documents
Alcohol Prescription Form, unused
Alcohol Prescription Form, unused (2 views)
Alcohol Prescription Form, used
Alcohol Prescription Form, used
Alcohol Prescription Form, used
Alcohol Prescription Form, used
Alcohol Prescription Form, used
Alcohol Prescription Form, used
Prescribed Bottle of Whiskey
Prescribed Bottle of Whiskey (2 views)
Bureau of Prohibition Sign
Bureau of Prohibition Sign
Photo: Closed for Violation of the National Prohibition Act
Photo: Closed for Violation of the National Prohibition Act
Photo: Closed for Violation of the National Prohibition Act
Photo: Closed for Violation of the National Prohibition Act
Sign: Closed for Violation of the National Prohibition Act
Sign: Closed for Violation of the National Prohibition Act
Search Warrant for Liquor, Lowell, Kent County MI
Search Warrant for Liquor, Lowell, Kent County MI (2 views)
Search Warrant for Liquor, Lycoming Co. Pennsylvania, 1929
Search Warrant for Liquor, Lycoming Co. Pennsylvania, 1929 (2 views)
Arrest Warrant for Nelson Miller, Lycoming Co. PA, 1928
Arrest Warrant for Nelson Miller, Lycoming Co. PA, 1928 (2 pages)
Bond Document for Nelson Miller, Lycoming Co. PA 1928
Bond Document for Nelson Miller, Lycoming Co. PA 1928
Affidavit Covering Purchase of Alcohol from Nelson Miller, Lycoming Co. PA, 1928
Affidavit Covering Purchase of Alcohol from Nelson Miller, Lycoming Co. PA, 1928 (2 pages)
Alcohol Arrest Bond Document for Clarence & Charles Engle, Lycoming Co. PA, 1928
Alcohol Arrest Bond Document for Clarence & Charles Engle, Lycoming Co. PA, 1928
Document Charging Clarence Engle, Lycoming Co. PA, 1928
Document Charging Clarence Engle, Lycoming Co. PA, 1928
Court Document: Pennsylvania vs. Charles Pentz
Court Document: Pennsylvania vs. Charles Pentz (2 pages)
     
 
How Brewers Diversified During Prohibition
Fleck's Special Brew (non-alcoholic)
Fleck's Special Brew (non-alcoholic)
Diversification: Schaefer Dark Brew (non-alcoholic)
Schaefer Dark Brew (non-alcoholic)
Diversification: Anheuser-Busch Yeast
Anheuser-Busch Yeast (2 views)
Diversification: Schlitz Malt Syrup
Schlitz Malt Syrup
Diversification: Blatz Chewing Gun (Grape Flavored)
Blatz Chewing Gun (Grape Flavored) (2 views)
Diversification: 1920 Newspaper advertisement for Stroh's Alaska Ice Cream
1920 Newspaper advertisement for Stroh's Alaska Ice Cream
Photograph: Old backery that once sold Stroh's Ice Cream, Detroit, MI
Photograph: Old backery that once sold Stroh's Ice Cream, Detroit, MI
Diversification: Stroh's Ice Cream (modern-day packaging shown)
Stroh's Ice Cream (modern-day packaging shown)
   
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