Speak Easy

Margaret Bourke-White, Hunt Club in N.Y., 1933 (1732.2005)

Patrons enjoying drinks at the Hunt Club, a speakeasy with a filing system listing their 23,000 eligible customers which is checked before a customer gets through the door at this venue that is protected fr. police prohibition raids.
Life Collection Caption

December 5, 1933 marked the end of thirteen years of prohibition (“a nationwide constitutional ban on the production, importation, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages from 1920 to 1933. wiki.) Margaret Bourke-White’s photo tastefully illustrates the effectiveness of prohibition.

Sign on the wall reads:

“Keep your Temper.
We don’t need it.”

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