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    • Holden Wells

      Organized crime has existed for as long as the concept of crime has been around, but mix hard times and outlawed alcohol Gangsters now had a whole new niche. -Hw

    • Ava Wagstaff

      Propaganda Poster, c. 1920. This is a propaganda poster from the 1920s. It's purpose is to win the sympathy of the Canadian people, in order to successfully continue prohibition. Throughout the 1910s and 1920s alcohol was a large issue in Canada. Many families were effected because the men of the family would spend a large amount of money and time around alcohol. The women of Canada desperately wanted prohibition.

    • Mohsan Mahmood

      This is a poster describing the prohibition. Posters like these were used for propaganda during the prohibition era. Despite prohibition alcohol was easy to get because of bootleggers such as Rocco Perri and Bessie Starkman. Some Canadians made fortunes smuggling liquor into the United States. Source: Duhaim Dictionary

    • Tammy Jaenson

      1920s Prohibition Posters | ProhibitionPoster.jpg

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