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From 1919 to 1933, the United States was a dry nation. It was illegal to make, sell, or consume alcohol. In this collection of images, you'll see what daily life was like in a country where police poured millions of gallons of booze into the gutters -- and everyone else surreptitiously drank it in bizarre, hidden places.

From 1919 to 1933, the United States was a dry nation. It was illegal to make, sell, or consume alcohol. In this collection of images, you'll see what daily life was like in a country where police poured millions of gallons of booze into the gutters -- and everyone else surreptitiously drank it in bizarre, hidden places.

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Tears may have mingled with the beer in Newark as Prohibition agents destroyed unlawful barrels seized in a Hoboken raid in 1931.

Prohibition beer raid, 1931 - Photos - Happy National Beer Day! A history of beer in New York City

Tears may have mingled with the beer in Newark as Prohibition agents destroyed unlawful barrels seized in a Hoboken raid in 1931.

During Prohibition, residents of Washington, DC, had to travel outside the district to purchase alcohol. Silver Spring is just across the Maryland border and an easy journey for many DC residents.

During Prohibition, residents of Washington, DC, had to travel outside the district to purchase alcohol. Silver Spring is just across the Maryland border and an easy journey for many DC residents.

"Celebrating the End of Prohibition"  Men and women crowd a fancy club on Park Avenue to celebrate the end of Prohibition. (1933)

"Celebrating the End of Prohibition" Men and women crowd a fancy club on Park Avenue to celebrate the end of Prohibition. (1933)

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Political: December 5, 1933, the prohibition ends with the repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment as the New Deal begins, restoring public faith in government and the U.S. economy.

Political: December 5, 1933, the prohibition ends with the repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment as the New Deal begins, restoring public faith in government and the U.S. economy.

Looking for a way to throw a great party? You gotta check out Nightofmystery.com! We attended this roaring twenties party and had a blast. Everything you need to hold a great party is included in their kits and you are sure to have a hit when you work with them! My mug shot is at the top! Enjoy!

Looking for a way to throw a great party? You gotta check out Nightofmystery.com! We attended this roaring twenties party and had a blast. Everything you need to hold a great party is included in their kits and you are sure to have a hit when you work with them! My mug shot is at the top! Enjoy!

7) Here, we see alcohol being unloaded from an airplane seized during a Prohibition raid.

How The Frozen Detroit River Was Used In 1917 May Shock You

7) Here, we see alcohol being unloaded from an airplane seized during a Prohibition raid.

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