Jan. 9, 1930: “The latest thing in speakeasies: Sergeant Frank T. Zimmie and Detective Joseph Pallinado of the Philadelphia Police, exhibiting one of the twelve pint bottles of liquor cached in the papier-mâché clothes dummy, draped with an evening gown, found in the tailor shop they raided. Philadelphia Police, Photos Archives, Living Morgue, Latest Things, Evening Gowns, Liquor Bottles, Prohibition Mannequin, New York Times, Http Livelymorgue Tumblr Com
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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
Prohibition: How Dry We Ain't via life.com: 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
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.
"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?"