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Revelers Celebrating the End of Prohibition

Date: 1933
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...
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Governor Philipp Signing the Dry Amendment

Date: January 17 1919
Description: Governor Emmanuel Philipp ratifying the 18th Amendment which made Prohibition law. From left to right: Executive Messenger, Samuel Banks; Senator George B....
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Newspaper Speakeasy

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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...
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Prohibition vs. License

Date: 1884
Description: Two drawings illustrating a hyperbolic comparison between a society which permits drinking of alcoholic beverages and one that does not.
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Celebrating the End of Prohibition

Date: April 07 1933
Description: Overhead view of bar and crowd in Fauerbach Brewing Co. tavern at 651 Williamson Street, celebrating the end of Prohibition.
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Northwest Airways Special Delivery

Date: April 07 1933
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...
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Men with Bottles and Gun

Date: 1924
Description: Two men standing in front of two cars, one pointing a handgun at the ground and the other looking at the camera. Each man is holding a bottle, possibly ful...
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Schlitz Train Celebrating End of Prohibition

Date: April 07 1933
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:...
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Krueger House — Exterior

Date: 2004
Description: This old house is on the Krueger property. Lore has it that they made moonshine here during prohibition.
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"The Sniper" Political Cartoon

Date: 1928
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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Governor Schmedeman Signs the Beer Bill

Date: June 02 1933
Description: Governor Albert G. Schmedeman signing the Beer Bill with 14 men observing.
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Jennie and Lena Justo

Date: May 15 1933
Description: Jennie Justo of 921 Spring Street in the Greenbush, wearing a hat, says goodbye to her mother, Lena Justo, as she leaves for a year in the Milwaukee jail.
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Corben Christening

Date: August 12 1932
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...
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Publicity Still of Viola Dana and Bert Lytell

Date: 1920
Description: The silent film actors Viola Dana and Bert Lytell, wearing costumes for different productions, knock their coffee cups together in a toast that is apparent...
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Fauerbach Tank Room

Date: April 03 1933
Description: Four men are standing in the tank room at Fauerbach Brewing Co. One of the men is turning a valve. The photograph was taken to mark the modification of the...
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Very Tall Door in Old Ice House

Date: May 09 1976
Description: An unusually tall door (actually a stack of smaller doors) in the Brechheimer Brewing Company ice house building next to 132 East Wilson Street. In 1976 it...
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Bootleg Days

Date: August 23 1933
Description: Elevated view of six customers celebrating Bootleg Days at Arthur Janik's tavern "The Balcony Inn" at Lincoln and 33rd Streets. Arthur Janik was the propri...
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Jennie Justo

Date: May 15 1933
Description: Jennie Justo with hat in hand, is embraced by her mother, Lena Justo, as she leaves for a year in the Milwaukee jail for being the alleged owner of a stude...
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Outdoor Gathering of Men

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Description: A group of friends relaxing outdoors. Some are lounging on the grass, two are sitting at a table, and some are standing. Alex Baas is sitting on the grass,...
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Temperance Fair Booth

Date: 1964
Description: Fundraising booth of the United Temperance Movement of Wisconsin at the Wisconsin State Fair. At that booth one could purchase soft drinks, milk, and "fir...

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