Category: prohibition

Lady demonstrating how a book could be used to conceal a flask during Prohibition. USA, circa 1927

The day before prohibition: Pictures of people drinking beer before 1920.

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, New York, June 14, 1922

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The Graphic, England, July 20, 1929

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In 1830, American consumption of alcohol peaked at what is roughly 7 gallons of ethanol (pure alcohol) a year. That is the equivalent of 1.7 bottles of standard 80-proof liquor, per person, per week.

The Davidsonian, Davidson, North Carolina, October 9, 1924

The Graphic, England, January 25, 1930

Judge Magazine, December 1921

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pennsylvania, July 17, 1927

The World, New York, New York, April 24, 1899