To celebrate the 81st anniversary of Repeal Day, the Doyle Hotels have colorized a selection of stunning Prohibition era photography. Many of these historic photographs are set in Washington, the home of our own Doyle’s Dupont Circle Hotel.
The Bureau of Prohibition adopted a special insignia plate for use by prohibition agents in stopping suspected automobiles. Photographed (l-r): Prohibition Administrator Ames Woodcock, H.M. Lucious, secretary of the Automobile Club of Maryland, and Ernest M.Smith, vice- president of the A.A.A. – view original
Women’s Organization for National Prohibition Reform. – view original
Policeman stands alongside a wrecked car and several cases of moonshine. – view original
Woman seated at a soda fountain table pours alcohol into her cup from a cane. view original
New York City Deputy Police Commissioner John A. Leach (right) watches as agents pour liquor into a sewer following a raid during the height of Prohibition. – view original
Man carries a case of ‘Four Roses’ whiskey on his shoulder – view original
Woman holds poster that reads; “Abolish Prohibition!” – view original