The two slightly different photographs show a “Hooch Hound” in action on February 23, 1922. The dog was trained to detect liquor during the Prohibition years. The man with a pipe in his mouth is seen fishing on the Potomac River as the dog inches closer to sniff and retrieve the flask in the man’s back pocket.
The “Hooch Hound” in action, 1922
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