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  1. Welcome to Anti/Pro Prohibition Museum Temperance Wanting to Drink The End of an Era Curator’s Office

  2. Laura Molini-Rohlfing A U.S. History teacher that is very interested in the Roaring 20’s and the Prohibition Era. Also a VERY novice computer user. Insert your picture here Contact me at: Return to Exhibit

  3. Women and Prohibition Museum Entrance

  4. The Temperance Movement Museum Entrance

  5. End of an Era Room Museum Entrance

  6. Prohibition Begins On January 16, 1919 the U.S. Constitution was amended to prohibit the buying, selling, transporting, importing and exporting of alcohol. In newspapers across the country delivered the news of the ratification of the 18th Amendment. Many Americans were skeptical of this moral experiment, others elated by the decision. Return to Exhibit

  7. Families A young mother with her children near joins a Temperance march directed at bringing attention to the affects of alcohol abuse on the family. The disintegration of families was the centerpiece of much Prohibition protest. Alcohol was blamed as the root cause of violence, money problems and poor parenting. Return to Exhibit

  8. Literature Literature warning of the evils of alcohol of drinking flooded into mainstream society. Pamphlets and flyers were widely distributed after the end of Prohibition offering help to those who wanted it. Return to Exhibit

  9. Protests Men in opposition to Prohibition take to the streets to show their displeasure. Even though Prohibition was the law of the land the abundance of illegal drinking was apparent at underground bars known as Speakeasies. Return to Exhibit

  10. They’re Back The announcement of the repeal of the 18th Amendment and the subsequent ratification of the 21st Amendment send people into a celebratory frenzy. Bars that had once been neighborhood pariahs were now the “toast of the town.” Return to Exhibit

  11. The Crusader A poster exalting the exploits of famous anti-alcohol crusader Carrie Nation were found throughout the country. She became a symbol the Temperance Movement. Insert the artifact here. Return to Exhibit

  12. Stronger Together Women of the Temperance Movement in Minnesota take their cause to the streets. These women would picket and protest encouraging both men and women to support the passage of the 18th Amendment which ushered in Prohibition. Return to Exhibit

  13. Helping Out The Crusaders were a group organized to fight Prohibition. The Crusaders jumped into the fight by using the radio waves to spread their message. Although most Crusaders were men often women helped spread the message. Return to Exhibit

  14. Light Reading Kenneth G. Rose chronicled the role of women and their role in the repeal of Prohibition in his book American Women and the Repeal of Prohibition. In a still very male dominated society many women came forward to protest the institution of Prohibition. The book discussed the failures of Prohibition and the effect on women. Return to Exhibit

  15. Do Your Part! This period photo shows women, in classic flapper 20’s style, encouraging other women to join their Organization for National Prohibition Reform. • Return to Exhibit

  16. Getting Tough A Philadelphia police commissioner watches as liquor, obtained in a bust by Treasury officers, is poured into the city sewer system. This was a very public practice that showed how serious police were about enforcing Prohibition. The enforcement of Prohibition created an entire new job market, bootlegging. When the demand for illegal liquor increased during Prohibition the mob was born. Return to Exhibit

  17. Have Axe Will Travel In this photo of the infamous Carrie Nation she is wielding her ubiquitous chop axe. She was known to take the axe into illegal bars and taverns and unleash her destructive anger on those violating Prohibition. Return to Exhibit

  18. Peer Pressure Women of the Temperance Movement attempt to guilt a man at a Speakeasy into not drinking. These women promised to pray for this mans soul because he was going to hell for drinking during Prohibition. The photo is titled Rehab. Return to Exhibit

  19. Pundits Get Involved Political Cartoons were a popular way of illustrating the ills and evils of alcohol. This particular cartoon cites how alcohol is responsible for poverty, crime, filling jails, asylums and wasting grain. Return to Exhibit

  20. Don’t Cross Us This photo uses the tool of persuasion. Men who touch liquor would not be kissed by these women of the Temperance Movement. Return to Exhibit

  21. Hit The Road The automobile was used as a traveling billboard to promote the stamping out of Prohibition. Many in society realized that Prohibition was a huge failure. The effort to legislate morality and enforce a seemingly unenforceable law were ultimately the downfall of the 18th Amendment. com/media/photos/images Return to Exhibit

  22. Let the Party Begin December 5, 1933 the 21st Amendment is ratified by Congress. The 21st Amendment will repeal the 18th Amendment and be the first Amendment to amend and Amendment. With its passage the long failed experiment of Prohibition will end at last. Return to Exhibit