I hear you calling me!

Item Info

Item No: PIXC00067
Title: I hear you calling me!
Media Type: Cartoons (Commentary)
Source: Print and Picture Collection

 "Vox Populi"



 Created for Evening Public Ledger, date unknown.


The 18th amendment to the United States Constitution, 1920-1933, prohibited the manufacture, sale, transport, import, or export of alcoholic beverages. It put legal brewers out of business. At first there was public support but within a short time normally law-abiding citizens were being arrested for frequenting bathtub ginworks and basement stills, and speakeasies. This was the unintended consequence: bootlegging, gambling, prostitution, rackets, gangsters, and organized crime. 

By 1932, there were groups demanding the end to Prohibition; Americans Against the Prohibition Amendment and the Women's Organization for National Prohibition Reform. It was an election year; the public outcry for repeal was heard.

Country: Country:United States

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1932
Creator Name: Sykes, Charles Henry, 1882-1942 - Artist