Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Is that a flask in your stocking?

Author Daniel Okrent, the first public editor of the New York Times and renowned nonfiction writer, spent years researching the temperance movement for his new book, Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition. Go out and get yourself a copy!

Every party has a pooper...

This week, New York Magazine has a terrific article by Okrent about the ways in which Prohibition effected how we drink now.

He writes that because of Prohibition:

- we go to bars to date and flirt
- we go out to be entertained
- we also party at home
- we order brand-name liquor
- the best bars are secret

In honor and anticipation of Okrent's book, we've put together a collection of our favorite images of women during the Prohibition era, and their sneaky ways they found to enjoy the hard stuff:



That last one is pretty ingenious. It's a cane. And a flask. Nice.

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