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Prohibition Pictures

BeerBooks.com offers an ever-growing number of photographic reprints of antique prohibition pictures. Check back frequently as we're always adding new photos to our collection.

A Few With Lunch
A happy beer drinker sits at a saloon table and enjoys his first legal brew in 13 years at the end of Prohibition, 1933.

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Anti-Prohibition
Anti-Prohibition poster issued by the "Chicago Figaro," the publication of the Illinois saloonkeepers.

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Brewer & Maltster 1918
A cover of the Brewer & Maltster magazine, announcing Prohibition in 1918.

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Busted
Philadelphia Public Safety Director Butler smashing a barrel of confiscated beer during Prohibition, 1924.

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Highland Brewery
Highland, Illinois. Circa 1900. Brewery founded by Gerhardt Schott in 1855. Operated as the Highland Brewing Company from 1885 to 1920. Re-opened after Prohibition as the Schott Brewing Company.

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John Barleycorn R.I.P.
Beer drinkers in Meriden, Connecticut mourned the onset of National Prohibition in January, 1920 by erecting this modest monument to John Barleycorn. Headstone reads, "In Memoriam -- John Barleycorn -- Born B.C. -- Died Jan. 16, 1920 -- Resurrection?"

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Making America Wet
Date: 1926. Maryland Congressmen John Hill, in a demonstration against the Volstead Act (National Prohibition), pours liquid over a globe in 1926 -- "making America wet."

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Presidential Resurrection
President Roosevelt signs the Beer Bill on March 22, 1933, legalizing 3.2% beer on April 7, 1933. National Prohibition would be officially ended later that year.

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Repeal the 18th
"The Crusaders," a national organization opposed to Prohibition, 1930.

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Suds In The Tub
Circa 1900. Notice the hop vines growing outside the window! This photo was probably issued by one of the many Prohibition organizations of the early 20th century.

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We Want Beer
Labor union members in Newark, New Jersey march against Prohibition, carrying signs that read, "We Want Beer," October 31, 1931.

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Also checkout our Prohibition Videos...

DVD: Brewed In America
The History Channel / DVD / 50 Minutes / 1997
Our Price: $21.45 (You save 14%)

DVD: Ken Burns - Prohibition (3-Disc Set)
Ken Burns / DVD / 3-disc set, 360 Minutes / 2011
Our Price: $19.95 (You save 20%)

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