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The “dry law” in a series of unique historical images. Photo

«Сухой закон» в серии уникальных исторических снимков. ФотоThe twentieth century was a time of contrasts.

Prohibition started in 1920, when the so-called the Volstead act came into force. The 18th amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibiting the manufacture and sale of “intoxicating liquors”, approved January 16, 1919, and to monitor the implementation of this amendment was the Volstead act. America sobered up… reluctantly, and almost with tears in his eyes. Attention! On these historical frames of liters of alcohol poured in the sewers, so the faint of heart please do not watch.

1. Police confiscated the alcohol decanted into the sewer in new York. (Keystone-France / Gamma-Keystone / Getty Images)

«Сухой закон» в серии уникальных исторических снимков. Фото

2. Advertising on the storefront announces “time is reduced, as our reserves…” Dry law takes effect. (Keystone-France / Gamma-Keystone / Getty Images)

«Сухой закон» в серии уникальных исторических снимков. Фото

3. Barrels of booze poured down the drains. (Keystone-France / Gamma-Keystone / Getty Images)

«Сухой закон» в серии уникальных исторических снимков. Фото

4. Like that, and a whiskey distillery near Detroit came to an end. (Keystone-France / Gamma-Keystone / Getty Images)

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«Сухой закон» в серии уникальных исторических снимков. Фото

5. Liters of wine are poured through the streets of Los Angeles. (Keystone-France / Gamma-Keystone / Getty Images)

«Сухой закон» в серии уникальных исторических снимков. Фото

6. Smugglers drink they came up with various options to circumvent the law. (Keystone-France / Gamma-Keystone / Getty Images)

«Сухой закон» в серии уникальных исторических снимков. Фото

7. And these brave women prove that not all the smugglers were men. (Keystone-France / Gamma-Keystone / Getty Images)

«Сухой закон» в серии уникальных исторических снимков. Фото

8. During prohibition Americans had to hide their bottles of alcohol in the most creative ways. (Keystone-France / Gamma-Keystone / Getty Images)

«Сухой закон» в серии уникальных исторических снимков. Фото

9. To avoid penalties, the smugglers had established his business in the woods. (Keystone-France / Gamma-Keystone / Getty Images)

«Сухой закон» в серии уникальных исторических снимков. Фото

10. The officers of the Cambridge, Massachusetts, pour confiscated alcohol down the drain. (Keystone-France / Gamma-Keystone / Getty Images)

«Сухой закон» в серии уникальных исторических снимков. Фото

11. Needless to say that the dry law is not particularly popular. (Keystone-France / Gamma-Keystone / Getty Images)

«Сухой закон» в серии уникальных исторических снимков. Фото

12. Demonstration in new York on 10 November 1932, calling for an end to prohibition. (Keystone-France / Gamma-Keystone / Getty Images)

«Сухой закон» в серии уникальных исторических снимков. Фото

13. Customs officers confiscated a large quantity of alcohol from a boat of smugglers. (Keystone-France / Gamma-Keystone / Getty Images)

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«Сухой закон» в серии уникальных исторических снимков. Фото

14. These protesters even resorted to quotations from the Bible to reach out to governments. (Keystone-France / Gamma-Keystone / Getty Images)

«Сухой закон» в серии уникальных исторических снимков. Фото

15. And at this party prohibition obviously didn’t work. Just hush! (Keystone-France / Gamma-Keystone / Getty Images)

«Сухой закон» в серии уникальных исторических снимков. Фото

16. “The club Krazy kat” was a drawing school, a tree house and an illegal bar in Washington. (Keystone-France / Gamma-Keystone / Getty Images)

«Сухой закон» в серии уникальных исторических снимков. Фото

17. Police closes illegal liquor factory in king County, Washington. (Keystone-France / Gamma-Keystone / Getty Images)

«Сухой закон» в серии уникальных исторических снимков. Фото

18. The agents confiscated boxes of booze during a RAID. (Keystone-France / Gamma-Keystone / Getty Images)

«Сухой закон» в серии уникальных исторических снимков. Фото

19. Farewell to the 18th amendment! The alcohol prohibition is over. (Keystone-France / Gamma-Keystone / Getty Images)

«Сухой закон» в серии уникальных исторических снимков. Фото

20. Two employees of the new York brewery beer clean off the tank, that was empty during the dry law, 23 November 1932. Factories working again after the abolition of the 18th amendment. (Keystone-France / Gamma-Keystone / Getty Images)

«Сухой закон» в серии уникальных исторических снимков. Фото

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