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Oct. 16, 1970: The Times chronicled the sale of used display stock at a warehouse on Long Island, an event that the reporter said “would have made a swarm of locusts look like a bunch of lazy butterflies.” The complete dummies cost $10 and $20, “but the parts were a bargain,” the caption said. “You could get a hand for five cents or buy an arm for a dime.” Photo: Gene Maggio/The New York Times

This underground speakeasy gave people who needed liquor a place to get it. These were illegal.

Prohibition: How Dry We Ain't via New York City's Deputy Police Commissioner John A. Leach (far right) watches agents pour liquor into a city sewer following a raid on a speakeasy. Under pressure from religious groups (primarily Methodists), in 1881 Kansas became the first American state to outlaw alcohol. Several southern states followed suit in the years that followed, and by 1919, there was enough support for complete prohibition—or at least enough vocal support—among the public that the U.S. Senate proposed a constitutional amendment to that effect in 1917. The amendment was ratified in January of 1919. #Prohibition #life

Prohibition officers seizing liquor from a speakeasy. 1920s.

Photograph of man feeding a doll. ca. 1864-1866 | via: Maureen Taylor - Photo Detective

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.

Gertrude ‘Cleo’ Lythgoe, also known as the Bahama Queen or the Queen of Rum Row. She was the only woman to hold a wholesale liquor license in Nassau, Bahamas during the prohibition era and went on exploits alongside notorious rum-runners such as Bill McCoy. She used her charm and business savvy wit to send shipload after shipload of the finest whiskey to America while never breaking the law.

Maude Collins - Ohio's First (and possibly America's first) Female Sheriff in 1925. Maude was a capable sheriff. She was the first woman to ever deliver prisoners to the state penitentiary, a task she fulfilled fully armed in 1929. And her detective skills were considerable. On one case, she cleverly determined that a murderer had worn someone else's shoes to leave misleading footprints.

Prohibition Movement...judging by their faces, I think men would be perfectly okay not touching their lips hahah...

A hollow cane made to store prohibited liquor could be poured out at the table in the 1920s

Bootleg liquor, seized in a Prohibition raid and labeled with their poisonous contents by Los Angeles Police Chemists - 1928

"Hi, shot of Jameson and a Sam Adams Summer Ale. What does that say?...Lips-that-touch-liquor-sha...excuse me, could you make that a double?"