• State Theatre's off-site promotion for "Kentucky Moonshiners." Courtesy of the University of Kentucky Special Collections Library.

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    State Theatre (movie theater); off-site promotion for "Kentucky Moonshiners" [It is unclear whether this is a movie or a music group]; two men on a horse drawn cart
    • Date
    • 1932
    • Creator
    • Lafayette Studio
    • Rights
    • This digital resource may be freely searched and displayed. Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically. Physical rights are retained by the owning repository. Copyright is retained in accordance with U. S. copy... more
      This digital resource may be freely searched and displayed. Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically. Physical rights are retained by the owning repository. Copyright is retained in accordance with U. S. copyright laws. Please go to http://kdl.kyvl.org for more information. less
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    • Kentucky Digital Library; University of Kentucky
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    • University of Kentucky
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  • Jack Johnson's Jazz Band. Courtesy of Moving Image Research Collections, University of South Carolina.

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    Jack Johnson's Jazz Band
    • Date
    • 1929-12-21
    • Description
    • December 21, 1929; New York City; Interior: various scenes newspapers being printed and folded in press. Exterior; day: various scenes Chinese (?) man selling newspapers outside shop. Note: maybe MVTN 4-583, used in 3/023. [] New York, New York [] In... more
      December 21, 1929; New York City; Interior: various scenes newspapers being printed and folded in press. Exterior; day: various scenes Chinese (?) man selling newspapers outside shop. Note: maybe MVTN 4-583, used in 3/023. [] New York, New York [] Interior: Jack Johnson introduces his jazz band. less
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    • Images are to be used for educational purposes only, and are not to be reproduced without permission from Moving Image Research Collections, 707 Catawba Street, University of South Carolina, SC 29208.
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    • South Carolina Digital Library; University of South Carolina
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    • University of South Carolina. Moving Image Research Collections
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    • http://digital.tcl.sc.edu/cdm/ref/collection/NVCOAA/id/40

  • Luke Taylor, stock-car driver, 1965. Courtesy of the Hall County Library System, Gainesville, Georgia.

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    Luke Taylor
    • Date
    • 1965
    • Description
    • Photograph of Race Car driver. Luke Taylor stands beside the race car that was owned by Jerry Nix of Nix Gulf Station. The photo dates from July 1965 and was taken at the old Hall County dirt track located off of Winder highway. Taylor was a stock-ca... more
      Photograph of Race Car driver. Luke Taylor stands beside the race car that was owned by Jerry Nix of Nix Gulf Station. The photo dates from July 1965 and was taken at the old Hall County dirt track located off of Winder highway. Taylor was a stock-car driver - said to be one of the best - and was an employee at the Nix station. less
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    • Luke Taylor, Hall County, Georgia historical photograph collection, Hall County Library System.
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    • Digital Library of Georgia; Hall County Library System
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    • Hall County Library System (Ga.)
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    • http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/hall/hchp/do:0699

  • Stock Car and Driver at Salt Flats, Aug. 1935. Used by permission, Utah State Historical Society, all rights reserved.

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    Stock Car and Driver at Salt Flats, Aug. 1935
    • Date
    • 1935
    • Creator
    • Clifford Bray
    • Description
    • Hudson Motor Co., Stock Car and driver, Captain George Eyston, at Salt Flats, August 1935.
    • Rights
    • Digital Image
    • Partner
    • Mountain West Digital Library; Utah State Historical Society
    • Contributing Institution
    • Utah State Historical Society
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    • http://content.lib.utah.edu/cdm/ref/collection/USHS-bray/id/313

Prohibition grew from Victorian-era temperance movements but was enacted in the Jazz Age. The country was experiencing a period of economic prosperity, consumerism and an emphasis on leisure and recreation activities. Passage of the 18th Amendment contributed to changes in the culture. Prior to Prohibition, saloons were patronized almost exclusively by men. Speakeasies, however, were open to men and women. There was a drop in overall alcohol consumption, and a shift from primarily beer and wine consumption to cocktails. Distilled alcohol was easier to store and transport, and the added flavorings could mask the flavor of poor-quality alcohol.

With the fall of the stock market in 1929 and start of the Great Depression, economic factors contributed to efforts to repeal Prohibition. Repeal would provide jobs for the unemployed and a source of tax revenue.