Life Magazine: Fucking Awesome Photos from the end of Prohibition

As you history nerds may know, today marks the 78th Anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition. The “Noble Expierement” one of America’s most unpopular pieces of legislation passed in large part due to the success of the woman’s suffrage movement, is still referred back to in modern politics when the hot topic of marijuana legalization crops up.

So in honor of prohibition repeal here are some Fucking Awesome photos from Life Magazine:

After signing the 21st Amendment into law, FDR was noted as saying: “What America needs now is a drink”

For more awesome photos from Life Magazine check out their feature: Prohibition: How Dry We Ain’t. 

   

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~ by K. Ritcheson on December 15, 2011.

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