Hidden bars hark back to the days of prohibition... when drinking was still totally legal in the UK, and a hidden bar would have made no sense whatsoever. But if sense was what we were after, we wouldn’t be drinking, so here’s our list of the best hush-hush watering holes in the capital…

Hidden bars hark back to the days of prohibition. when drinking was still totally legal in the UK, and a hidden bar would have made no sense whatsoever. But if sense was what we were after, we wouldn’t be drinking, so here’s our list of the best hush-hu

Cab Calloway leads the band at the New Year's celebration of 1937 at the Cotton Club

Inside the speakeasies of the 1920s: The hidden drinking spots that transformed New York City's night life during the prohibition era and beyond

Thank you Kelly for sharing your party with us! When I was asked to throw a Roaring 20s Theme party for a friends birthday, I knew exactly where to start.  Shindigz "dark brown brick paper" was per...

Kelly Jacob’s Roaring 20s Party is the Bees Knees!

When I was asked to throw a Roaring Theme party for a friends birthday, I knew exactly where to start. Shindigz “dark brown brick paper” was perfect as the backdrop for my speak ea…

Protesters march during prohibition, Chicago 1920s, when their biggest problem was not having any beer

BEER!

The notorious ban on alcohol in North America sparked both outrage and a renowned speakeasy culture of underground bars and secret parties. Hence, the 1920 also became known as the Prohibition Era. Photo: protesters against the alcohol ban.

Similar to modern currency minted by the US Department of Treasury, each authentic prohibition prescription was made with a watermark 'PROHIBITION' and is visible when held to the light!

Similar to modern currency minted by the US Department of Treasury, each authentic prohibition prescription was made with a watermark 'PROHIBITION' and is visible when held to the light!

speak easy cards found in Vinnie's pockets when his jacket was taken to be laundered. How simply thrilling

speak easy cards found in Vinnie's pockets when his jacket was taken to be laundered. The top card is really nice, colros and fonts. Looks like a combination of printed and stamped text.

It's kind of unbelievable to think about it now, but it's true: America went through a period between 1940s and the 1970s when pinball was banned in many of the biggest cities, including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. A fantastic piece in Popular Mechanics documents pinball prohibition—and it took a true pinball wizard (and a lot of luck) to get it legalized in NYC.

Did you know Pinball was banned in the city until The NYPD even held “Prohibition-style” busts.

Myrna Darby, 1920. See our top five 20s burlesque dancers http://www.burlexe.com/five-20s-burlesque-dancers-to-remember/                                                                                                                                                      More

Myrna Darby Ziegfeld Follies Girl Photography by Alfred Cheney Johnston, the official photographer of the Zeigfeld Follies

#HomeGrownStories  Jim Oda is a fifth generation Miami County resident. Before working at the library he owned an antiquarian bookstore in Piqua. Today Jim is the Library Director of the Piqua Public Library.  In 2008 the library moved from its location in the former Piqua Men's Club to the Fort Piqua Plaza. The Plaza built in 1891 underwent a 21 million dollar renovation.  About the history of the Fort Piqua Plaza:  The Plaza Hotel was built in 1891. It was Piquas response to Troy getting…

#HomeGrownStories Jim Oda is a fifth generation Miami County resident. Before working at the library he owned an antiquarian bookstore in Piqua. Today Jim is the Library Director of the Piqua Public Library. In 2008 the library moved from its location in the former Piqua Men's Club to the Fort Piqua Plaza. The Plaza built in 1891 underwent a 21 million dollar renovation. About the history of the Fort Piqua Plaza: The Plaza Hotel was built in 1891. It was Piquas response to Troy getting…

Schlafly was the first brewery to open in the Show-Me State since Prohibition. Here we have Schlafly Tap Room, where you can typically find 16 to 18 hand-crafted beers on tap when you visit. Make sure to visit Schlafly Bottleworks as well -- the large flagship location is a  venue, restaurant, bar, bottling plant, retailer and mini-museum all in one. Photo by Robert Rohe.

Schlafly was the first brewery to open in the Show-Me State since Prohibition. Here we have Schlafly Tap Room, where you can typically find 16 to 18 hand-crafted beers on tap when you visit. Make sure to visit Schlafly Bottleworks as well -- the large flagship location is a venue, restaurant, bar, bottling plant, retailer and mini-museum all in one. Photo by Robert Rohe.

Tom Dragna (1889–1977) was a Sicilian-American bootlegger and mobster who became a member of the Los Angeles crime family. He is the brother of Jack Dragna and the father of Louis Tom Dragna. He remained an obscure figure until he was featured in The Last Mafioso: The Treacherous World of Jimmy Fratianno in 1981. Dragna was born Gaetano Dragna in Corleone in Sicily in 1889. He was the middle child of Francesco Paolo Dragna and Anna Dragna. He had an older sister, Giuseppa, and a younger…

Tom Dragna

Gaetano "Tom" Dragna (November 1888 – also known as "Tom Rizzotti" and "Tom Allen",was.

Total rejection of restructuring shows Nigeria can never be one  IPOB  Anambra monarch threatens to drag Kanu to court; Says IPOB leader never received any authority from Igbo ancestral home.    As the tension created by the quit notice given to the Igbo in the north is yet to settle Arewa Youths yesterday brought another discussion by requesting that the Presidency arrange the quick capture and detainment of the self-acclaimed Biafran pioneer Nnamdi Kanu over what they called dangers to…

Total rejection of restructuring shows Nigeria can never be one IPOB Anambra monarch threatens to drag Kanu to court; Says IPOB leader never received any authority from Igbo ancestral home. As the tension created by the quit notice given to the Igbo in the north is yet to settle Arewa Youths yesterday brought another discussion by requesting that the Presidency arrange the quick capture and detainment of the self-acclaimed Biafran pioneer Nnamdi Kanu over what they called dangers to…

FILE PHOTO: Victims of human trafficking  The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) says it will work in partnership with Italian security authorities to ensure effective fight against human trafficking.  In a statement issued on Sunday in Abuja Mr Josiah Emerole NAPTIPs Press and Public Relations Officer said human traffickers activities would be tremendously curtailed with the collaboration.  He explained that security authorities in Italy had also agreed…

FILE PHOTO: Victims of human trafficking The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) says it will work in partnership with Italian security authorities to ensure effective fight against human trafficking. In a statement issued on Sunday in Abuja Mr Josiah Emerole NAPTIPs Press and Public Relations Officer said human traffickers activities would be tremendously curtailed with the collaboration. He explained that security authorities in Italy had also agreed…

c.1910 tiny glass Big 6 Gin bottle. Big 6 gin was made by Hilmar Ehrman and Company, Louisville Kentucky. The company was in business from 1889-1919. They appear to have gone out of business in 1920 when Prohibition began. This is a sweet little bottle with a beautiful design and embossing. In excellent condition. Measures 4 inches tall by 1 5/8 inches wide. The bottle has been rinsed but not cleaned. No chips or cracks. Looks as though it would clean up very well! Made of clear (no colo...

c.1910 Tiny Glass Big 6 Gin Bottle Embossed, Louisville, Kentucky Christmas Gift

c.1910 tiny glass Big 6 Gin bottle. Big 6 gin was made by Hilmar Ehrman and Company, Louisville Kentucky. The company was in business from 1889-1919. They appear to have gone out of business in 1920 when Prohibition began. This is a sweet little bottle with a beautiful design and embossing. In excellent condition. Measures 4 inches tall by 1 5/8 inches wide. The bottle has been rinsed but not cleaned. No chips or cracks. Looks as though it would clean up very well! Made of clear (no colo...

Astrid Lindgren - just like the heroic little girl she wrote about, one of my all-time favorite book character, Pippi Longstocking.

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