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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.
1920s prohibition posters--women took point in the anti-alcohol campaigns, supposedly due to their "nobler" natures, their connections to churches, and also because women and children were the sufferers when men blew their paychecks at saloons.
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.