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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.
About This Item
- 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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