A Mistake for the Ages

The Prohibition Museum, Savannah, Ga.

The Temperance Campaign

Prohibition Museum
Carrie Nation
Carrie Nation made a name for herself by busting up bars with her hatchet, the result of which was usually an arrest and a spike in popularity for the attacked bar.

And then it happened…

Prohibition Museum
Prohibition Museum
Prohibition Museum
To keep the business alive, Bud sold frozen egg, Coors opted for malted milk and Stroh’s gave malt syrup a shot.
Prohibition Museum
What does this remind you of?
Prohibition Museum
Thelma Holland
Mrs. Thelma Holland, a 22-year-old pregnant mother, was arrested in 1929 for operating a liquor still in Los Angeles. She was given probation.
Prohibition Museum

And like Prohibition itself, the museum ends with a speakeasy.

Prohibition Museum
Prohibition Museum
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2 Responses to A Mistake for the Ages

  1. What a great collection of posters from the day. Amazing the propaganda that was spouted then. Today the propaganda is against something else, but not much different. Maggie

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  2. retrosimba says:

    The W.C. Fields quote is a perfect closing to the collection you presented. It reminds me of the quote attributed to George Raft on how he made, and squandered, $10 million during his movie career: ‚ÄúPart of the loot went for gambling, part for horses, and part for women. The rest I spent foolishly.”

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