Prohibition in Seattle, 1925

Despite the best efforts of authorities, Seattle remained “wet” during Prohibition. Here, King County Sheriff Matt Starwich destroys bottles of confiscated alcohol, ca. 1925.

(University of Washington Library Digital Collections, found here).

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