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It is a sign of the times when the Mayor is the one leading protesters down Fifth Avenue. Eighty years ago today, Jimmy Walker, then the Mayor of New York …

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Prohibition. And then came Capone, La Cosa Nostra, and the Chicago we al know and love.

Prohibition: KC ignored Prohibition during the 1920s, leading to an abundance of jazz clubs, brothels and gambling halls. This earned KC the moniker "The Paris of the Plains" after one journalist wrote "If you want to see some sin, forget Paris and head to Kansas City."

Rain theatened back in 1925 as Captain and Mrs Ambrose Goddard strolled around the enclosure on the opening day of Royal Ascot, wearing their flapper fashion.

This is another photo stressing the prohibition era. The men in this photo had probably made the alcohol and were breaking many laws. Those who had done this in this period of time often sold the products to different suppliers. The alcohol for these man was a source of income. This photo captivated me because it seems like the men have a sense of family and belonging.

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

Two couples happily drink homemade beer during Prohibition. ca. 1925

This looks like fun and I always am having a fun time when having a drink and connecting with my girlfriends. It's a way to vent, process and let go a little. De-stress.

prohibition. They were trying to do what they thought was right. It didnt work of course. but they did try!!

Paris, 1925 (by janwillemsen, via Flickr). Always wondered how curvier women handled 1920's fashion. Looking good!

Barrels of alcohol about to be burned during prohibition in 1927. Ouch.

' Prohibition. So many riots over this. Even though I don't drink I think this is a dumb law. It's so much safer is 2013. 1919 is not my cup of tea, although I must say the clothing is quite nice..