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Looking at 1920: A Hundred Years Later: Prohibition

The year 1920 was one of the most transformative years in history. As we reach its centennial, this guide highlights some of that years' most significant events.

Prohibition in Georgia (in Digital Library of Georgia - GALILEO)

Women and children on prohibition float in Hawkinsville, GA.  1919.

Source:  Vanishing Georgia, Georgia Archives, Morrow, Georgia.

An 1890 Atlanta publication advocating for prohibition.

Small, S.W. (1890).  Pleas for Prohibition.  Atlanta, GA.  Retrieved from  http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/georgiabooks/do-pdf:gb0491.

 

A newly built liquor store at the end of prohibition.  Marietta, GA.  1938.

Source:  AJCP553-124g, Atlanta Journal-Constitution Photographic Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library. http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/georgiabooks/do-pdf:gb0491

"Liquor store warehouse prepares bottles with tax seals and labels after the overturn of prohibition.  1938"

Source:    AJCP553-124c, Atlanta Journal-Constitution Photographic Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library.

https://digitalcollections.library.gsu.edu/digital/collection/ajc/id/11592

 

 

"Valdosta, June 24, 1907. Crowd gathered at the Lowndes County Courthouse for an election on the prohibition issue. Note the banner with its message.

Source:  Vanishing Georgia, Georgia Archives, Morrow, Georgia.

https://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/vanga/photos/low/jpg/low150.jpg

Why Americans Supported Prohibition 100 Years Ago

 

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Prohibition and the Mafia

Prohibition's Defiers - Films on Demand @ MGA

Prohibition

Books on Prohibition