Curated Collection

Archival: The Prohibition Era


On December 5, 1933, the 21st Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified, ending a 13-year national prohibition of alcohol imposed by the 18th Amendment. Prohibition had failed to eradicate alcohol consumption as bootleggers and speakeasies flourished while governments lost billions in tax revenue. In this curated collection, discover archival editorial stock footage of this unique period in American history.