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New York City Prohibition - 1921 Leach family photo
Photo provided courtesy of the United States Library of Congress.

New York City Prohibition - 1921

This image is of the New York City Deputy Police Commissioner, John A. Leach in 1921. John, towards the right, watched as prohibition agents poured alcohol into the sewer following a successful prohibition raid.


Of course, this is only one small win for the prohibition agents. The prohibition era ran from 1920 until 1933 in the United States, and gave rise to such prohibition gangsters as Al Capone and "Bugs" Moran. ... show more

1 photographic print.
  • New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).
  • Title devised by Library staff using information from photo slug.
  • Miscellaneous Items in High Demand
  • Prohibition--New York (State)--New York--1920-1930.
  • Alcoholic beverages--1920-1930.
  • Photographic prints--1920-1930.
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Photo taken at downtown New York City, New York USA
New York City Prohibition - 1921

John A. Leach

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