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Advertising label for Fine Old Bourbon Whiskey, 1855

Advertising label for "Fine Old Bourbon Whiskey, The Travellers Solace," 1855 - Connecticut Historical Society


…that the era of Prohibition began January 17, 1919.

Though Connecticut residents could legally get alcohol in a pharmacy for medicinal purposes with a doctor’s prescription, many found it easy to obtain alcohol illegally from coastal rumrunners or from stills within the state. Violations of Prohibition were widespread and led to an increase in both gang activity and violent crime, including murder.

To learn more about Prohibition in Connecticut, enjoy this documentary from Connecticut Public Television.

YouTube – Prohibition: Connecticut Goes Dry

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