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Corben Christening

Date: 1932-08-12 

Description: RKO motion picture actress Raquel Torres christening the new model airplane manufactured in Madison by Orland Corben. Corben had flown the airplane that br...

Date: 1937 ca.

Description: Display of a glass of beer, and a bottle of Heinie's Old Lager Beer bottle, and a bottle of Heinie's Strong Beer. There are cigarettes in an ashtray, flowe...

Date: 1908-07-16 

Description: Document outlining the platform of the Prohibition party. The document is decorated with scrollwork and calligraphy.

Date: 1933-04-07 

Description: Schlitz train and group of revelers, celebrating the end of prohibition in Milwaukee. Schlitz Engine #8027 departs to deliver the first Schlitz beer at 12:...

Date: 1933 ca.

Description: Men and women celebrating the end of Prohibition, around a table with bottles of various alcoholic beverages. They are holding a sign that reads: "In Compl...

Date: 1933-04-07 

Description: Overhead view of bar and crowd in Fauerbach Brewing Co. tavern at 651 Williamson Street, celebrating the end of Prohibition.

Date: 1884 

Description: Two drawings illustrating a hyperbolic comparison between a society which permits drinking of alcoholic beverages and one that does not.

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: A cartoon drawing of the statue of liberty with her hands in the air and her torch falling towards the ground. Below her are six men pointing guns at her....

Date: 1932-04 ca.

Description: "Here's to Health!," an advertisement for the alcohol-free beer brewed by Schlitz during Prohibition. The advertising touts the product's healthful qualiti...

Date: 1919-01-17 

Description: Governor Emmanuel Philipp ratifying the 18th Amendment which made Prohibition law. From left to right: Executive Messenger, Samuel Banks; Senator George B....

Date: 1922 

Description: Forged labels imitating United States Government Revenue stamps seized by Prohibition Officers. The labels were used by bootleggers to make customers belie...


Beer Is Back

Date: 1933 

Description: Card advertising the return of beer for sale at the end of Prohibition. The card offered free delivery of Blatz Old Heidelberg brew to all parts of Madison...

Date: 1933-04-07 

Description: In an obvious publicity stunt, a Northwest Airways pilot delivers the first case of post-Prohibition Atlas Beer to Madison distributor Ira Chambers. The s...

Date: 2004 

Description: This old house is on the Krueger property. Lore has it that they made moonshine here during prohibition.


Newspaper Speakeasy


Description: A keg of Prohibition Era beer in the darkroom of the "Milwaukee Sentinel" being enjoyed by newspapermen: (left to right) Red Thisted, Eddie Oroth, Guy Hels...


W.C. Fields Letter

Date: 1933-05-15 

Description: A typed letter from W.C. Fields to Phillip Goodman. It is full of personal news items. In the letter he mentions that "Prohibition ends today."


Description: Advertisement for Blatz Private Stock, a "de-alcoholized" beer brewed in Milwaukee during Prohibition. Depicts a couple picnicking near a lake and mountain...

Date: 1928 

Description: Label submitted to the state of Wisconsin for trademark registration. "Viking brand, Malt Syrup, distributed by E-C products Co." A large viking ship is pr...

Date: 1924 

Description: Label submitted to the state of Wisconsin for trademark registration. "Blatz Waukesha Water, Bottled at the Springs, Waukesha WI, A natural spring water, s...

Date: 1928 ca.

Description: A cartoon created during the 1928 presidential campaign depicting bigotry displayed against Democratic candidate Al Smith. "The Sniper" is depicted as a ma...

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