Moonshine Still - Drawing Detail

Moonshine Still - Drawing Detail American History Social Studies Tragedies and Triumphs

After the 18th Amendment and the Volstead Act became the law in America, people still wanted to drink alcoholic beverages.  Instead of buying liquor in stores, bars and restaurants, people produced stills and made their own (or bought it, illegally, from others).

Federal investigators scoured the countryside, looking for stills and other prohibition violations.  This drawing, confiscated during an investigation in the Western states, depicts how these devices were created. 

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Media Credits

Image online, courtesy U.S. National Archives.  ARC Identifier: 298446, Title: "Drawing of a still."



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