Destroyed Barrels Of Alcohol From The Prohibition Era

Destroyed Barrels Of Alcohol From The Prohibition Era

These archived photos discovered at Retronaut provides a rare look at alcohol being disposed during the Prohibition Era. Thank god for folks like Enoch "Nucky" Johnson (the political boss who inspired Boardwalk Empire) and Al Capone. The largest report of alcohol abuse during the 1920s wasn't from folks enjoying a taste, but rather the U.S. government's decision to destroy an incalculable amount of hooch. Hit the thumbs for a closer look at barrels of alcohol being destroyed during prohibition. [Retronaut]

Tags: prohibition-era, alcohol, vintage-photography
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