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July 15, 2020
The Whiskey Dragon, National Temperance Society and Publication House, 1882. [Pearl ID: 139357]

--by Dean Lewis

January 2020 marked the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Prohibition Era, when the Eighteenth Amendment[1] to the Constitution went into effect. At the year’s half way mark, let’s add to...

January 16, 2020
"Close the Saloons" poster, 1918. [Pearl ID: 139358]

One hundred years ago today, the United States officially went dry.

On January 16, 1919, the United States ratified the Eighteenth Amendment with approval by 36 states, establishing a constitutional ban on alcoholic beverages and entering the country into what is commonly referred to as the Prohibition Era. One year later, the outlaw of “intoxicating liquors” went into full effect...

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