• Creator
  • Webster & Stevens
  • Created Date
  • 1927
  • Description
  • In Washington State, Prohibition lasted from 1916 until 1933. During that time, making, selling, owning or drinking alcoholic beverages was against the law except for strictly-defined "family use." Individuals, restaurants, nightclubs and roadhouses often found ways around these difficult-to-enforce state and federal laws. In Seattle, people who wanted an evening of dancing and dining, and perhaps an illegal drink, could drive out to The Ranch... more
    In Washington State, Prohibition lasted from 1916 until 1933. During that time, making, selling, owning or drinking alcoholic beverages was against the law except for strictly-defined "family use." Individuals, restaurants, nightclubs and roadhouses often found ways around these difficult-to-enforce state and federal laws. In Seattle, people who wanted an evening of dancing and dining, and perhaps an illegal drink, could drive out to The Ranch, some eight miles north of the city limits.This photo, taken August 3, 1927, shows the interior of The Ranch, a restaurant and nightclub on the Pacific Highway (U.S. 99). In the evening, patrons danced beneath the canopy to the light of the paper lanterns. less
  • Format
  • image
    photograph
    Scanned from original negative using Epson Expression 10000XL as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 16-bit grayscale, resized to 700 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS4, JPEG quality measurement 4
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