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This picture was taken in Washington DC in 1926, and is shows a woman with a garter flask. The garter flask was used to hide whiskey during prohibition. Prohibition was in effect in the US from 1920 to 1933.
A bootlegger arrested by the Minneapolis police displays her apparatus for dispensing "wet goods" during prohibition. April 10, 1924. The term "bootlegging" was popularized when thousands of city dwellers would sell liquor from flasks they kept in their boot leg all across major cities.
Swing Time | 1938 Negro Nite Life on Central Avenue Series, African American clubgoers with couple dancing in Los Angeles, Calif., 1938. Los Angeles Times photographic archive, UCLA Library. Copyright Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library
Isaac W Sprague (1841-1887), Living Skeleton. He was normal until age 12, when he started to lose weight. By age 44 he was 5'6'' and weighed only 43 lbs. He was examined by many eminent physicians who gave no diagnosis other than a general wasting syndrome. He ate as much as 2 normal sized men and carried a flask of sweetened milk to revive himself when he felt faint. He married twice and had 3 average sized sons. He died at age 46 after working in sideshows since he was 24.
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