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1920s prohibition posters: In 1920, Prohibition goes into effect with the passage of the 18th Amendment. Organized crime started to gain momentum as Mobsters such as Al Capone and Dutch Schultz began importing illegal alcohol and selling it to a public more than willing to break the law. An age of outlaw glamour and speakeasies continued for almost a decade.
PROHIBITION POSTERS: This demonstrates the gross unpopularity and distaste for the national Prohibition law. Interestingly, this poster indicates a woman's disapproval of the law, which is ironic, seeing as women (men's wives) were the initiators of the law in the first place.
On December 5, 1933, the 21st Amendment to the Constitution ended what had been called America’s “noble experiment.” The experiment was Prohibition – a nationwide ban on the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages. The ban had been in place for nearly 14 years.