The first truckload of beer to leave New York after the repeal of Prohibition exits the Jacob Ruppert Brewery. Photograph via Corbis.

The first truckload of beer to leave New York after the repeal of Prohibition exits the Jacob Ruppert Brewery. Photograph via Corbis.

A woman hiding illegal bottles of beer under her skirt in special underwear pockets during the American Prohibition (1920-33) (coloured photo)

A woman hiding illegal bottles of beer under her skirt in special underwear pockets during the American Prohibition (1920-33) (coloured photo)

Bottoms up! Bandleader Ted Lewis celebrates the repeal of Prohibition at the Hollywood Club with his "Broadway Beauties."

Bottoms up! Bandleader Ted Lewis celebrates the repeal of Prohibition at the Hollywood Club with his "Broadway Beauties."

Exclusive Prohibition Era Cocktail Prints – Set of 4 by Sarah Watts on Scoutmob Shoppe. Have a handy reference at the ready for your cocktail making: Illustrated recipes for The Southside, The French 75, The Old Fashioned and The Sidecar. She made them just for us! (The prints, not the cocktails, darn it.)

Exclusive Prohibition Era Cocktail Prints – Set of 4 by Sarah Watts on Scoutmob Shoppe. Have a handy reference at the ready for your cocktail making: Illustrated recipes for The Southside, The French 75, The Old Fashioned and The Sidecar. She made them just for us! (The prints, not the cocktails, darn it.)

Prohibition was definitely not one of those shining points in American history. In fact, attempts to regulate alcohol consumption go way back to the early days in US (even during the Colonial period).    This infographic spells out a history of attempts (and failures) of alcohol legistlation, protests, repeals and so on... (read more...)

Prohibition was definitely not one of those shining points in American history. In fact, attempts to regulate alcohol consumption go way back to the early days in US (even during the Colonial period). This infographic spells out a history of attempts (and failures) of alcohol legistlation, protests, repeals and so on... (read more...)

Thursday marked the 80th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition in the United States, the period from 1920–1933 in which alcohol was outla...

Thursday marked the 80th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition in the United States, the period from 1920–1933 in which alcohol was outla...

In this week's Mercury (hitting the streets this afternoon) I write about the conflicted role of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) as both the distributor of alcohol and the regulator of its consumption. The agency itself is a leftover from the repeal of Prohibition, when a few states were worried about a rapid spread of drunkenness and decided to enforce their own temperance laws and controls on sales. That gave rise to the 19...

In this week's Mercury (hitting the streets this afternoon) I write about the conflicted role of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) as both the distributor of alcohol and the regulator of its consumption. The agency itself is a leftover from the repeal of Prohibition, when a few states were worried about a rapid spread of drunkenness and decided to enforce their own temperance laws and controls on sales. That gave rise to the 19...

These Americans may have been visiting Paris when Prohibition ended in the US in 1933, but they celebrated anyway!

These Americans may have been visiting Paris when Prohibition ended in the US in 1933, but they celebrated anyway!

Party scene at Club Airport Gardens in Glendale to celebrate repeal of prohibition, Nov. 8, 1933. Decorations include a skeleton of the 18th...

Party scene at Club Airport Gardens in Glendale to celebrate repeal of prohibition, Nov. 8, 1933. Decorations include a skeleton of the 18th...

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