Prohibition - Tip-Off Letter to Federal Agents

Prohibition did not stop people from drinking alcoholic beverages. 

Women had complained that their husbands were spending household money on liquor before 1918 and lobbied hard for prohibition laws.  When the laws were passed, those same husbands were still spending household expenses on liquor. 

The only thing which had changed was the legality of the purchase.  What had once been legal was now illegal.

This letter - dated September 22, 1931 - reveals one woman’s efforts to put her husband’s supplier out of business.  She reveals his name, his liquor-hiding places and the time he usually does business.

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Media Credits

Image online, courtesy U.S. National Archives.  ARC Identifier:   298490


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