Thursday, July 26, 2007

Prohibition

This is a picture taken in 1922 in Washington DC. It shows a woman with a flask hidden in her boot. This of course, was during the period of prohibition in the United States

7 comments:

  1. Wow, and there are Swastikas on the floor!

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  2. I was wondering the same thing. It looks like they are in the tile work. It was in the 1920's that the Nazis took the shape as a symbol of their movement. It was a fairly common decorative shape before that. Likely at the time this photograph was made, the shape was not widely associated with Nazis.

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  3. Yes, I think that this is the explanation. Swastikas were indeed not unknown before the raise of Nazis. I have the photograph of Jacqeline Kennedy as a kid, wearing an indians costume, decortated with a big Swastika.

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  4. . . . And I am pretty sure she was not a Nazi :)

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  5. Good Pic again. Nazi Swastikas? Cool tile work. Swastikas are neat looking, too bad there association prohibits there use. Damn Nazi's

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  6. The Swastika is still a very important symbol in hinduism. However, I think that after 1945, they've probably changed the tiles...

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