Saturday, October 10, 2009

Prohibiting Pleasure

U.S. drug officials are discovering that it's not easy to prohibit something the public enjoys doing. Before we consider pouring more and more resources into a seemingly endless "War on Drugs", we should consider America's last attempt to legislate morality.

Prohibition Postcard

Prohibition Ad

Prohibition Headline

Internal Revenue agent officially closes an illegal drinking establishment (1925)

Internal Revenue agent pours beer down a sewer while NYC police commissioner John Leach watches 1921.

Dumping Alcohol in Detroit

Smugglers developed many ways to transport their alcohol.

Like medical marijuana users today, people could get legal prescriptions from sympathetic doctors for consuming alcohol.

Woman taking a flask from her Russian boot 1925.

Repeal Campaign Truck

Celebrating Repeal

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