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
- Crossing the Dale Creek Bridge, 1885 — At a height of 150 feet, this bridge in Dale Creek, Wyoming, sometimes swayed in strong winds. The longest trestle on the Union Pacific Railroad’s line, its soaring height and stilt-like supports still inspire awe. William Henry Jackson hiked partway into the dry, inhospitable creekbed to take this image, pointing his camera upward to maximize the [...]
- Flying above Washington, D.C. — Airplane flying above Washington, D.C. with the Washington Monument in the background sometime between 1914-1929. Share the History Love... [...]
- Model standing tip-toe on a champagne bottle, 1904 — Model posed wearing black pressed pleats, top hat, and ballet shoes, standing tip-toe on champagne bottle in 1904. Share the History Love... [...]
- Party of climbers preparing to toboggan on Mount Rainier, 1919 — Party of climbers preparing to toboggan on Paradise Glacier, south slope of Mount Rainier, September 1, 1919. Share the History Love... [...]
- Gift Guide: History Book Lovers — Leading up to the holiday season, I’m highlighting gift ideas for the history buff on your list! Bourbon: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of an American Whiskey by Fred Minnick: Amazon A Salvage War: A Military History of the Civil War by Williamson Murray and Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh: Amazon Kindle Paperwhite – an easy way to carry [...]