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Santa Claus in aeroplane

Santa Claus in aeroplane

Santa Claus in an Aeroplane (circa 1921)
Courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
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Slide, Magic Lantern

Slide, Magic Lantern

A rectangular glass slide with a handpainted scene of four groups of people enjoying winter activities: two sets of boys having a snowball fight, a girl riding in a sleigh chair across a frozen lake, and an old man smoking a pipe in an icy doorway.
Courtesy of the Early American Museum
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On December 5, 1933, the United State officially repealed the 18th Amendment to the Constitution that had outlawed liquor sales. Until that time, you might have seen scenes like the one below, courtesy of the University of Washington Libraries.

Police with confiscated stills, Kent, ca. 1928

Police with confiscated stills, Kent, ca. 1928

Police with Confiscated Stills, Kent WA circa 1928.
Courtesy University of Washington Libraries
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