Well, there just ain’t no talkin’ about the Old West, without mentioning the dozens, no hundreds – er, thousands of saloons of the American West. (Meeker, Colorado Saloon 1899.)

Well, there just ain’t no talkin’ about the Old West, without mentioning the dozens, no hundreds – er, thousands of saloons of the American West. (Meeker, Colorado Saloon 1899.)

A woman hiding illegal bottles of beer under her skirt in special underwear pockets during the American Prohibition (1920-33) (coloured photo)

A woman hiding illegal bottles of beer under her skirt in special underwear pockets during the American Prohibition (1920-33) (coloured photo)

A bootlegger arrested by the Minneapolis police displays her apparatus for dispensing "wet goods" during prohibition. April 10, 1924. The term "bootlegging" was popularized when thousands of city dwellers would sell liquor from flasks they kept in their boot leg all across major cities.

A bootlegger arrested by the Minneapolis police displays her apparatus for dispensing "wet goods" during prohibition. April 10, 1924. The term "bootlegging" was popularized when thousands of city dwellers would sell liquor from flasks they kept in their boot leg all across major cities.

Eliot Ness, born in Chicago on April 19, 1903, was an American Prohibition agent, famous for his efforts to enforce Prohibition in Chicago. He was the leader of a legendary team of law enforcement agents nicknamed The Untouchables. Ness brought down the notorious gangster Al Capone by targeting the illegal breweries and supply routes used by him.

Eliot Ness, born in Chicago on April 19, 1903, was an American Prohibition agent, famous for his efforts to enforce Prohibition in Chicago. He was the leader of a legendary team of law enforcement agents nicknamed The Untouchables. Ness brought down the notorious gangster Al Capone by targeting the illegal breweries and supply routes used by him.

Un bar de Nueva York, la noche previa al comienzo de la prohibición del alcohol, 1920. / A bar in New York City, the night before the prohibition began,1920.

Un bar de Nueva York, la noche previa al comienzo de la prohibición del alcohol, 1920. / A bar in New York City, the night before the prohibition began,1920.

This photograph was taken in 1920, back in the time of prohibition. The picture shows city officials pouring bootleg whiskey down the storm drain

This photograph was taken in 1920, back in the time of prohibition. The picture shows city officials pouring bootleg whiskey down the storm drain

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