Free Prohibition Era Photos from the National Archives

Free Prohibition Era Photos on Smuggling and Prohibition from the National Archives

by Ellen NicKenzie Lawson

These free photos are from the National Archives. Most of its Prohibition photos are kept among photo records at the Archives location in Bethesda, MD. These below were found by Lawson during research among 90 boxes of Coast Guard Records for the 1920s. Those records are located in the downtown Archives in D.C. Most of these photos are included in Smugglers, Bootleggers, and Scofflaws: Prohibition and New York City (2013). Many of these photos have never been seen before.

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