Friday, August 26, 2016

A Return To Youth And Trouble - Movie Poster - Becker Theatre - 7th And Dickinson Sts. - Public Ledger 8 Aug 1916

Polio Certificate Bureau City Hall - Public Ledger 16 Aug 1916







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Polio Certificates Issued in Wildwood NJ - Public Ledger 14 Aug 1916





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Public Health Dept Attack Breeding Places For Flies - Public Ledger 14 Aug 1916





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Public Theaters Quarantined Against Children Below Age 16 - Public Ledger 8 Aug 1916






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Ferry Quarantine Upheld - Public Ledger 8 Aug 1916






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New City Parking Rules Take Effect - Public Ledger 7 Aug 1916









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Local Transit Strike - Public Ledger 8 Aug 1916




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Thursday, August 25, 2016

"Thirsty-First" Prohibition - Phila.Inquirer 29 July 1919



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“On November 18, 1918, prior to ratification of the Eighteenth Amendment, the U.S. Congress passed the temporary Wartime Prohibition Act, which banned the sale of alcoholic beverages having an alcohol content of greater than 2.75%.[6] (This act, which had been intended to save grain for the war effort, was passed after the armistice ending World War I was signed on November 11, 1918.) The Wartime Prohibition Act took effect June 30, 1919, with July 1, 1919, becoming known as the "Thirsty-First".[7][8]

On October 28, 1919, Congress passed the Volstead Act, the popular name for the National Prohibition Act, over President Woodrow Wilson's veto. The act established the legal definition of intoxicating liquors as well as penalties for producing them.[9] Although the Volstead Act prohibited the sale of alcohol, the federal government lacked resources to enforce it. By 1925, in New York City alone, there were anywhere from 30,000 to 100,000 speakeasy clubs.[10]”
                                                                                        
“Prohibition in the United States – Wikipedia”


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Cohocksink Church - N. Franklin St and (Columbia) Cecil B. Moore Ave. - 1895-1916 Photos - Present


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Lubin Company Film Studios - 20th St.and Indiana Ave. - Public Ledger 24 Jun 1916





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NoTaSeme Hosiery Advertisement - N Mascher and Oxford Sts. - Public Ledger 27 Jun 1916






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