The Shorpy Archive
 
6000+ fine-art prints suitable for framing. Desk-size to sofa-size and larger, on archival paper or canvas.
 
Join and Share

 
Social Shorpy

To love him is to like him. Our goal: 100k "likes":

 
Syndicate content
Syndicate content
Syndicate content
Daily e-mail updates:

 
 
 
 
Member Photos


Photos submitted by Shorpy members.

 
Colorized Photos


Colorized photos submitted by members.

 
About the Photos

Most of the photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs, 20 to 200 megabytes in size) from the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) Many were digitized by LOC contractors using a Sinar studio back. They are adjusted by your webmaster for contrast and color in Photoshop before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here.

 
 
JUMP TO PAGE   100  >  200  >  300  >  400  >  500  >  600
VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

Bootleg Bounty: 1929

Bootleg Bounty: 1929

Washington, D.C., circa 1929. "Utilization of confiscated bootleg paraphernalia." Waste not, want not, especially when it comes to "jar rubbers." View full size.

 

Fielder's Choice

Ken-Well Fielder's Choice on top shelf near the center, here's what I found. The boxes must have something to do with baseball gloves etc.

http://www.uticaod.com/sports/x79623781

This makes me a happy canner!

I HATE seeing the films from 1920,of perfectly good canning jars being smashed because they had moonshine in them! Such a waste! I'm glad to see that at least some of them were saved to use for putting up fruit!

Not HFCS

I didn't think high fructose corn syrup could be called "corn sugar."

[This would be dextrose. HFCS wasn't developed until 1957. - tterrace]

Clubhouse manager

I also noticed two boxes of "fielder's gloves" on the top shelf. What kind of place is this?

What?

Shoes, onions, a billy club? Funny things to confiscate, but maybe the cudgel is meant for use protecting the canned cherries.

Shirley President Suspenders

Quite the popular brand.

Swastika on box

Anyone notice the swastika on the box of jar rubbers on the shelf? I know it was a fairly common symbol until the late 1930s but it's still odd to look at it.

For those who don't know about home canning

"Rubbers" are part of the seal under the lid on the glass jar used for home canning.

Is that hops in all the ball jars in the picture?

[It would be various fruit preserves. The photo is, as the caption indicates, an example of how confiscated supplies (mason jars, sugar) were put to good use. - Dave]

P-Man

If ever there was a guy who looked like he SHOULD be called "Pops," it's him.

Corn Sugar

Looks like the rats have developed a liking to it too.

So that's why they were Untouchable

Can't help wonder exactly how a couple of boxes of, err, jock straps ended up on the shelf. Where they the Feds, or the Bootleggers? Whatever, these were the best kind, apparently. "Perfect in every way." And most important, lacking all those "pernicious patent attachments."

 
THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG
Shorpy.com | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

Syndicate content RSS | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Photo Use | © 2014 Shorpy Inc.