Get ’em while it’s still legal!


I came across this great photo of a bar during the last days before Prohibition became the law of the land. Don’t you love the fact that it’s all men? Women were seldom seen in bars before Prohibition. During Prohibition (1920-1933), when illegal speakeasies sprouted on every corner, men and women (and children, for that matter) could be seen drinking together. Without regulation, there was no, uhhh, regulation. Bribes to policemen, judges, bureaucrats, and politicians took care of that pesky law outlawing liquor.

Published in: on September 20, 2015 at 5:40 am  Comments (2)  

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  1. What a great photo! What year was it taken exactly, or was it undated? Those are some great hats and great expressions…some of those guys look kind of annoyed at being photographed, hehe 😉

    • The guy on the lower right in the newsboy hat looks like he’s thinking about decking the photographer…

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