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The Dry Years

Selected Images Relating to Prohibition from the Collections of the Library of Congress

These images were selected to meet requests regularly received by the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.


Governor Norbeck signing the "bone dry" law, Feb. 12, 1917
Governor Norbeck signing the "bone dry" law, Feb. 12, 1917
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Silver City men erect Barleycorn monument
Silver City men erect Barleycorn monument
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Two men standing outdoors with small still, one of them holding up bottle of liquor
Two men standing outdoors with small still
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The Largest still in captivity
The Largest still in captivity
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Prohibition officers raiding a lunch room
Prohibition officers raiding a lunch room
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A Consignment recently received from Phila., Pa.
A Consignment recently received from Phila., Pa.
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[Woman putting flask in her Russian boot, Washington, D.C.]
Woman putting flask in her Russian boot
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[Hooch Hound, a dog trained to detect liquor (as suggested to Commissioner Haynes by a prohibition agent in Colorado), sniffs at flask in back pocket of man, seated, fishing on pier on the Potomac River]
[Hooch Hound, a dog trained to detect liquor...]
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After a thrilling chase through the busiest streets of Washington, ... a couple of bootleggers and their car come to grief at the hands of the Capitol police
A couple of bootleggers and their car come to grief
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One of the rum runners at night
One of the rum runners at night ...
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[Barrels of confiscated liquor in building]
Barrels of confiscated liquor in building
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Moonshine still recently confiscated by the Internal Revenue Bureau photographed at the Treasury Department
Moonshine still recently confiscated by the Internal Revenue Bureau
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[Deputy Police Commissioner John A. Leach, right, full-length portrait, standing, facing right, watching agents pour liquor into sewer following a raid during the height of prohibition]
Watching agents pour liquor into sewer following a raid
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[Representative William D. Upshaw of Georgia, a leader of the drys, standing on railing with crutch and holding umbrella, with dome of the U.S. Capitol under the umbrella
Representative William D. Upshaw of Georgia, a leader of the drys
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The last big offensive
The last big offensive
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[Representative John Phillip Hill of Maryland ... determined...to keep the country wet]
Representative John Phillip Hill of Maryland
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