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YPM Whiskey Alexander Younf Company.jpg
An ad for YPM whiskey, from the Alexander Young Co. Ltd. of Philadelphia PA. It lists the addresses of the company distillery and associated buildings on South St.

Smuggling Liquor 2.jpg
A man with two "holsters" to smuggle bootlegged liquor. In order to avoid the police, individuals like this man developed ingenious methods of carrying alcohol.

21 Club speakeasy.jpg
Perspective NE Corner of Locust and Juniper Sts.

1928 grand jury.jpg
Although summoned to investigate a pair of murders, the Special August Grand Jury in 1928 carried out a judge’s instructions to probe the illicit liquor trade in Philadelphia during prohibition.

moonshine still.jpg
An Internal Revenue Service agent scrutinizes the contents of a moonshine still during the Prohibition era.

Smuggling Liquor 2.jpg
A man has two "holsters" around his chest to help him smuggle bootlegged alcohol.

Seized Liquor Auctioned off.jpg
A customs officer auctions off over 2,000 cases worth of confiscated liquor from the Prohibition Era.

Philadelphia received help from the federal government twice in the 1920s to combat its Prohibition-fueled crime problem. The first intervention involved the appointment of General Smedley Butler (1881-1940), shown here in 1924 destroying a barrel of…

Prohibition Officers.jpg
A group of men pose with the new U.S. Bureau of Prohibition shield.

Police near Distiller.jpg
A photograph of several officers standing near an alcohol distiller.
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