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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • UNFAIR TO BABIES, 1936

Still of the Day: 1922

Still of the Day: 1922

November 11, 1922. Washington, D.C. "Still." Back-alley Mason jar hooch in the early years of Prohibition. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

No, not the jars!

I hope if they were going to get rid of that hooch they didn't break those beautiful canning jars, like I've seen in films from that era! I've saved many a home grown vegetable and bulk picked or purchased fruit in jars like that. Those half gallons are especially hard to find!

Reminds me of the series "Boardwalk Empire"

and the futility of "Prohibition" of anything.

Nice haul

I like to imagine the grinning lady by the fence thinking, "Okay good, they only found the decoy still and the small stash, so let's let them be proud of themselves."

 
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