Two Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs examine an alleged 100-gallon alcohol still. The still was attached to the wall-bed at right in such a manner that it could be swung back into a closet and out of sight on a moment’s notice. Clarence A. Reisch was arrested in the raid and booked on charges of possession of a still. Photo dated: August 19, 1931.
Confiscating a 100-gallon alcohol still, 1931
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