10 January 2013

A bootlegger's "life preserver" (1934)

From the Mid-Week Pictorial, Jennie MacGregor, scooped up by the Minneapolis police on April 10, 1924 for “dispensing wet goods” from her bootlegger’s life preserver. Its caption was headed with “A Perfect 36” — perhaps a reference to Tennessee, the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment, granting women’s suffrage? 
Photo and caption from the New York Times' The Lively Morgue photoblog, via the Hennepin County Library tumblr, where it is noted that "Each copper container had a one gallon capacity."

1 comment:

  1. Wow- that's some setta jugs!
    Someone had to say it; I'll take the fall.

    PS- wife vetted.


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