Treasury, Internal Rev. Chemist G.F. Beyer

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Part of the U.S. Library of Congress's National Photo Company Collection (Library of Congress).

  • Glass negatives.
  • 1 negative : glass ; 4 x 5 in. or smaller
  • Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negatives or negative sleeves.
  • Date from caption list.
  • Caption from caption list: Activities on the Internal Revenue Bureau to enforce prohibition. A Revenue Stamp is a revenue stamp for that, in the eyes of the average bootlegger. The one who sold this half pint bottle for $4.00 used a 1 quart stamp he had steamed off another bottle. This sample which was turned in by a revenue agent contained water colored with burnt sugar.
  • Gift; Herbert A. French; 1947.
  • This glass negative might show streaks and other blemishes resulting from a natural deterioration in the original coatings.
  • Temp. note: Batch one.

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