20 Vintage Photos of Prohibition in Boston Prohibition in the United States was a national ban on the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcohol, in place from 1920 to 1933. The ban was mandated by the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution, and the Volstead Act set down the rules for enforcing the ban and defined the types of alcoholic beverages that were prohibited. Prohibition ended with the ratification of the Twenty-first Amendment, which repealed the Eighteenth Amendment, on December 5, 1933. The introduction of alcohol prohibition and its subsequent enforcement in law was a hotly debated issue. The contemporary prohibitionists (“dries”) labeled this as the “Noble Experiment” and presented it as a victory for public morals and health.
Posted Jul 26, 2010
All around the world - Franny Wentzel - Thursday, May 6th, 2010 : goo
A moving collection of iconic photographs from the last 100 years that demonstrate the heartbreak of loss, the tremendous power of loyalty, and the triumph of the human spirit. 40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken
It has often been said throughout time that a picture is worth a thousand words. Any picture may be worth a thousand words, but only a few rare photos tell more than a thousand words. They tell a powerful story, a story poignant enough to change the world and galvanize each of us.
Robert Kennedy's Assassination: Photos From Before and After June 5, 1968 [Bill Eppridge died Oct. 3, 2013. In tribute to one of the 20th century's greatest photojournalists, LIFE.com remembers Eppridge through perhaps the signature moment and picture of his extraordinary career: the assassination of Robert Kennedy in the kitchen of a Los Angeles hotel in June 1968.] How many times must we live through these throat-paralyzing sequences of days of gun play, grief and muffled drums?