Prohibition era disposal of illegal alcohol confiscated by the government. Alcohol played a major role in Fitzgerald's life; he was an alcoholic and likely died so young due to the effect his addiction had on his health.
This picture here is of a Sunday school group attempting to sway the local populace’s position on the subject of prohibition. Prohibition was both introduced and repealed in most provinces in the 1920s. The prohibition that was imposed at the time led to a sort of cultural shift where criminals began to be idolized. Mobsters who smuggled alcohol were admired and many people began to spend their time in illegal clubs called speakeasies.