Portland City Hall Rum Room, ca. 1930

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Portland City Hall Rum Room, ca. 1930

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The "Rum Room" at Portland City Hall with deputy sheriffs sitting on seized illegal alcohol.

From the time Maine went dry in 1851 until the repeal of Prohibition in 1934, each town in Maine had a Rum Room where seized liquor was stored, then dumped into sewers, rivers, or the ocean.

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About This Item

  • Title: Portland City Hall Rum Room, ca. 1930
  • Creation Date: 1930
  • Subject Date: circa 1930
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Postcard
  • Local Code: Coll. 2093, Box 2/6
  • Collection: Charles Burden Temperance Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219

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