• Creator
  • Cherry, Ariel
  • Created Date
  • 1929
  • Description
  • Ariel Cherry, a lawyer from Yakima, Washington, writes to Washington State Senator Wesley Jones to discuss his stance on prohibition. This letter was written in 1929; the popularity of Prohibition had steadily declined at this point, and many constituents took to writing their representatives looking for alternatives to a nationwide ban on alcoholic beverages. Cherry writes that negative press has affected public perception of prohibition and ... more
    Ariel Cherry, a lawyer from Yakima, Washington, writes to Washington State Senator Wesley Jones to discuss his stance on prohibition. This letter was written in 1929; the popularity of Prohibition had steadily declined at this point, and many constituents took to writing their representatives looking for alternatives to a nationwide ban on alcoholic beverages. Cherry writes that negative press has affected public perception of prohibition and turned citizens against it. Cherry calls for a stronger sense of civic duty, and civilian responsibility for enforcing the 18th Amendment. He also advocates for a stronger education program, including distributing textbooks, that will teach Americans, especially youths, about the "physical, moral, and economic evils of alcohol, and its relation to disease.". less
  • Format
  • text
    Letter (correspondence)
    Scanned from original text or image at 200 dpi saved in TIFF format, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm software's JPEG2000 Extension. 2013