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U.S. Prohibition

When liquor was banned in the United States

In January 1920, the "sale, production, importation, and transportation" of alcohol was banned in the United States. During the ensuing years, many American citizens broke this federal law by making their own "bath tub gin" or "moonshine." Prohibition ended in 1933, just in time to help Americans deal with the devastating effects of the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl.

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Band leader Ted Lewis, with a bevy of beauties, toasting the end of... more
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· Posted by Kathy Pinna on Mar 21
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· Posted by Mary Bedell on Apr 23, 2012
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· Posted by Mary Bedell on Apr 23, 2012
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· Posted by AncientFaces ­ on Jan 11, 2012
A photo of a whiskey warehouse during Prohibition.
· Posted by AncientFaces ­ on Jan 11, 2012
Taken at U.S. Capitol, District of Columbia, WA United States of America on .
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· Posted by AncientFaces ­ on Jan 10, 2012
Representative John Phillip Hill of Maryland ... determined...to keep the... more
· Posted by AncientFaces ­ on Jan 10, 2012
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A Consignment recently received from Phila., Pa.: 749 cases of beer (18,000)... more
· Posted by AncientFaces ­ on Jan 10, 2012
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Governor James P. Goodrich of Indiana, surrounded by prominent Prohibition... more
· Posted by AncientFaces ­ on Jan 10, 2012
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· Posted by AncientFaces ­ on Jan 10, 2012
Taken in .
Woman putting flask in her Russian boot, Washington, D.C.
· Posted by AncientFaces ­ on Jan 10, 2012