Contraband Canadian liquor, Portland, ca. 1920

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Contraband Canadian liquor, Portland, ca. 1920

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During prohibition, America banned laws surrounding alcohol which caused outrage from American citizens as a result. However, Canada during this time still allowed the production and exportation of alcohol, which caused a large economic benefit for Canada. Thus, Americans would illegal import Canadian alcohol for consumption during the prohibition period.

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  • Title: Contraband Canadian liquor, Portland, ca. 1920
  • Creation Date: circa 1920
  • Subject Date: circa 1920
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Glass Negative
  • Local Code: Coll. 1949, 2005.061.1229
  • Collection: Portland Press Herald glass negative collection
  • Object Type: Image

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