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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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.

A bootlegger arrested by the Minneapolis police displays her apparatus for dispensing "wet goods" during prohibition. April 10, 1924. The term "bootlegging" was popularized when thousands of city dwellers would sell liquor from flasks they kept in their boot leg all across major cities.

April 1924 Jennie MacGregor, arrested by the Minneapolis police for “dispensing wet goods” from her bootlegger’s life preserver.

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

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

Inside the speakeasies of the The hidden drinking spots that transformed New York City's night life during the prohibition era and beyond. Includes pictures of the Cotton Club.

Gin Punch - made this for a party this past weekend and it was a hit! Although it was summer, still was a refreshing punch that wasn't wintery. Will keep this recipe for the next bash!

Gin Punch

Gin Punch The talented duo behind New York Citys ever-popular Employees Only offer up this reworked, Jerry Thomas classic in their book, Speakeasy: Classic Cocktails Reimagined From New Yorks Employees Bar.

Protesters march during prohibition, Chicago 1920s

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.

London Speakeasies -- 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…

The Most Remarkable Speakeasies in London

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

This picture was taken in Washington DC in 1926, and is shows a woman with a garter flask. The garter flask was used to hide whiskey during prohibition. Prohibition was in effect in the US from 1920 to 1933.

Latest thing in flasks. Rhea, dainty dancer who is now in the city as part of the Keiths program inaugurates the garter flask fad in Washington 1926

1920: Prohibition begins, sparking the speakeasy movement and evolution of the defiant flapper trend. #TurnofStyle

Flapper carrying a whiskey flask in her garter ca. A so-called "flapper" flouts the Volstead Act by carrying a whiskey flask in her garter Source: John Binder Collection

John Scalise served as one of Al Capone’s primary hit men during prohibition-era in the 1930s and ’40s. When he was twenty years old he lost his right eye in a knife fight, which was later replaced with a glass one.

John Scalise served as one of Al Capone’s primary hit men during prohibition-era in the 1930s and ’40s. When he was twenty years old he lost his right eye in a knife fight, which was later replaced with a glass one.

March 27, 1933, Chicago: Mountains of beer cases, waiting to be filled when prohibition is lifted and beer production can start up. Schoenhofen Brewery, 1900 W. 18th Street.

March Chicago: Mountains of beer cases, waiting to be filled when prohibition is lifted and beer production can start up. Schoenhofen Brewery, 1900 W.

Flamingo  1½ oz. White Rum  1½ oz Pineapple Juice  ¼ oz. Fresh Lime Juice  ¼ oz. Grenadine  Ice

Grenadine Ice Combine all ingredients into a shaker. Shake really well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Shaking is really important for the taste and the look of the drink.

Discovered by a hiker in Pennsylvania. I love this. Who built it? And when? It's like the curtain is pulled back to view a tiny glimpse of history and my imagination takes flight. Awesome!

Pillar-Discovered while hiking in the woods along Devil's Hole Creek, Monroe County, Pa. The ruins are of a hunting lodge built early in the last century, according to a hiking guidebook. Supposedly the lodge became a speakeasy during Prohibition.

The night they ended Prohibition, December 5th 1933

79 Rare Historical Images From The Past.

Citizens in a bar celebrate the end of alcohol prohibition in the United States. December Luckily Susan La Flesche Picotte wasn't alive to see that all of her hard work toward ending the sale of alcohol ended

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