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The Untold Story of Francis Aebersold, Washington's Daring Teenage Rum Runner
Explore the thrilling tale of Francis Aebersold, a daring teenage bootlegger in 1920s Washington D.C., as he defies Prohibition laws and engages in a high-speed chase with Detective Charles A. Berry. Delve into a vivid account of their epic confrontation and the Roaring Twenties' underground speakeasy scene.
Senator Boies Penrose wrecks his Winton Six
Prohibition Officer Charged With Drunk Driving
A rum squad MPD prohibition officer was arrested for drunk driving in 1930. Isn't it ironic? Don't you think?
The Last New Year's Eve Before Prohibition: December 31st, 1919
It's hard to believe that 2020 is nearly upon us, but it's also hard to imagine what it must have been like on December 31st, 1919 - the last New Year's Eve before Prohibition was enforced. Take a look at this mildly amusing cartoon from The Washington Times.
The Fascinating Story of a Prohibition Raid Gone Wrong in Adams Morgan
Discover the amazing, true story of a Prohibition raid gone wrong in Adams Morgan in 1928. Read about the raid and subsequent legal problems for the proprietors, the trial, and the bizarre disappearance of a jury member!
Nubby Nuckols headlines
Uncovering the Life and Death of Nubby Nuckols, the 1930s D.C. Underlord
Discover the story of Nubby Nuckols, the 1930s D.C. underworld king. We look into his criminal career, his rise to prominence, and his untimely death.
legalize beer cartoon by Pat Enright
White House Home-Brewed Beer: A Look Back to 1934
Take a look back to 1934 for an account of a White House beer party just after the repeal of Prohibition. Find out the official White House beer recipe and more about the President's stance on alcohol.
September 5, 1925. Washington, D.C. "W.A. Green, Chief Prohibition Inspector." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. (Shorpy)
Get to Know Major Walton Atwater Green, Chief Prohibition Inspector for Washington, D.C.
Meet Major Walton Atwater Green, the Chief Prohibition Inspector for Washington, D.C. in 1925. Don't let him catch you with some hooch - this is not a guy you want to cross. Learn more about Major W.A. Green and his role in enforcing Prohibition in the nation's capital.
Budweiser Clydesdales in D.C. after the repeal (cnbc.com)
The Day the First Liquor License was Issued in D.C. After Prohibition
On February 28th 1934, the first liquor license was issued in Washington, D.C. after the Sheppard Bone-Dry Act of 1917 put a major damper on libations. Learn more about the repeal of Prohibition in D.C. and the National Press Club's first liquor license!
Budweiser advertisement 1917
A Look Back at a 1917 Budweiser Ad in the Washington Times
Take a look back at this 1917 Budweiser advertisement from the Washington Times. With the beginning of Prohibition the following year, it's interesting to see how far we've come and that you can now drink your beer from a Ghosts of DC stein or pint glass.
Anti-Saloon League slogan
March for Prohibition: "Lips That Touch Liquor Shall Never Touch Mine"
Explore the Temperance movement's fight against alcohol in the U.S., where 'lips that touch liquor' spurred a historic march and the eventual Prohibition era.

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