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Patrons make a run on the liquor store, mobbing the clerks to get their last orders in before Prohibition takes effect at midnight.

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Because prohibition works...

 



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Prohibition included private stocks held in warehouses. So there was a rush to remove the stuff to the safety of the drinkers' own homes before it was seized by the authorities. The liquor was moved in cars and truck and wheel barrows and babies prams and anything else that had wheels.

As Andrew Sinclair wrote in "Prohibition: The Era of Excess", never was so much carried by so many by so few.



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If you have not read it, a good book on prohibition is Richard Condon's Mile High.



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rumbletum wrote:

never was so much carried by so many by so few.


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Ken Burns did a documentary on Prohibtion for PBS some years back. I own it. It is excellent and you will learn a whole lot.

The day that image was made, my mother was two days old.

Charlie



-- Edited by KidCharlieMane on Tuesday 28th of January 2020 11:55:42 PM

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