A Life Saver

Item Info

Item No: pixc00629
Title: A Life Saver
Additional Title: A Life Saver
Publication Date: 10/26/1921
Media Type: Cartoons (Commentary)
Source: Print and Picture Collection

J. Barleycorn grabs hold of  Mellon's beer ruling to rescue himself from "just water."

"Secretary Mellon's ruling of yesterday, by which a formal right is extended to physicians to prescribe beer in unlimited quantities, virtually legalizes that brew....  The brewers now are automatically permitted to manufacture beer on an unlimited scale.  That is all that they have ever desired.  Once manufactured, beer may be easily circulated.  It may be shipped virtually without fear of interference."

  • "Legalized Beer." Evening Public Ledger 25 Oct. 1921: 8. Print.


Sykes, Charles Henry. "A Life Saver." Evening Public Ledger (Philadelphia, PA). 1921, October 26.

Creator Name: Sykes, Charles Henry, 1882-1942 - Artist