Despite the best efforts of authorities, Seattle remained “wet” during Prohibition. Here, King County Sheriff Matt Starwich destroys bottles of confiscated alcohol, ca. 1925.
Prohibition in Seattle, 1925
- Finishing a pontoon bridge at Aiken’s Landing, 1861-1865 — The Union Army Corps of Engineers finishing a pontoon bridge at Aiken’s Landing, Virginia during the Civil War. Aiken’s Landing was frequently used during the war as a prisoner exchange location for Union and Confederate prisoners. Share the History Love... [...]
- Young pickers going home from work, 1911 — Three pickers going home from work on September 13, 1911. Anne, 7 years old, and brother Vincent said 11. Vincent picked last summer. Inez, sister said 6 years old, “and picked last summer wid me mudder.” Smallest one not quite large enough to get work. Their father works in Parker Mills, Massachusetts. Share the [...]
- Louis Armstrong at Aquarium in New York, 1946 — Portrait of Louis Armstrong at Aquarium in New York, N.Y., July 1946. Share the History Love... [...]
- Newsies selling on the Capitol steps, 1912 — A group of newsies selling newspapers on the Capitol steps on April 11, 1912. The boys are Tony, 8 years old, Dan, 9 years old, Joseph, 10 years old, John, 11 years old. Share the History Love... [...]
- D-Day in Pictures: Part V — D-Day in Pictures: Part I D-Day in Pictures: Part II D-Day in Pictures: Part III D-Day in Pictures: Part IV “After enduring all the ordeals and training in England, we felt like we were completely ready for anything, and we were very ready to fight the Germans, and we looked forward to the day that [...]