Museum of Utah Art and History

October 15, 2015
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Photo: "Prohibition, Detroit, " 1919, courtesy Walter P. Reuther Library, Wayne Condition College


Prohibition in the usa

Throughout Prohibition from 1920 to 1933, People in america couldn't produce, sell, transport or import intoxicating drinks. Bootleggers and temperance insurance supporters, suffragists and flappers, and stories for example Al Capone and bear Nation required sides within the fight from the bottle.

These tumultuous occasions are examined within the national touring exhibit “Spirited: Prohibition in America” that opens in the Brigham City Museum Jan. 28 and continues through March 16. Admission is free of charge.

The museum is situated at 24 North 300 West. The doorway is around the west side. Hrs are Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to six p.m. and Saturday from 1 to five p.m. For more information, please phone (435) 226-1439 or visit world wide

The exhibit features Prohibition-era photos, items, interactive touch screen kiosks, videos and music. A few of the photos that stress the split between your “wets” and also the “drys” are “Why the Twenties Roared, ” “Billy Sunday Preaching, ” “Prohibition Sparks a way Revolution, ” “Detailed Instance of a Still, ” “Gangsters as well as their Rap Sheets, ” and “Eliot Ness and also the Untouchables.”

Local photographs about liquor and tobacco in Northern Utah from 1850 on may also be in view, particularly Rudolph Keyser’s Saloon (interior view) the Willard Vineyard and Brewery the mixture Saloon, Corinne the Gem Saloon, Garland and also the Billiard Hall, Brigham City.

A few of the items displayed that interpret these divisive occasions in the usa would be the license plate Repeal the 18th Amendment still boiler flapper headband silver cocktail shaker and goblets minaudiere (purse) with mirror and cash clip physician’s medicinal alcohol prescription top hat fingerprint and identification magazine anti-saloon league newspaper and also the “growler” pail. Fresh beer was transported from local pubs to houses inside a “growler, ” a little, gal pail. The beer usually “growled” when sloshing round the bucket as co2 steered clear of between your cracks within the lid.

Local items in the Prohibition era in addition to pioneer occasions incorporate a “Women’s Christian Temperance Union Speech Program, ” a flask, a tobacco cutter, bottles from alcohol elixirs along with a wine jug.

Site visitors towards the museum will find out about the complex problems that brought America to consider Prohibition with the 18th Amendment towards the Metabolic rate in 1919 until its repeal with the 21st Amendment in 1933. Senator Morris Sheppard, the sponsor from the 18th Amendment, stated in 1930, “Repeal from the amendment has just as much chance like a hummingbird [flying] towards the planet Mars using the Washington Monument associated with its tail.”

Signs that lend humor towards the exhibit are “Happy Days Are ‘Beer’ Again” and “Soda Shop Salvation: Quality recipes and Tales in the More gratifying Side of Prohibition, ” to title a couple of. Many non-alcohol drinks grew to become popular throughout Prohibition, namely “near beer, ” Kool-Aid and Coca-Cola.

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