Monday, February 9, 2009


This picture was taken in Washington DC in 1926, and is shows a woman with a garter flask. The garter flask was used to hide whiskey during prohibition. Prohibition was in effect in the US from 1920 to 1933.


  1. These old photos fascinate me. Thank you.

  2. "Prohibition was in effect in the US from 1920 to 1933."

    makes you think how that decade was the known as "Roaring Twenties" or "The New Age of Art" and history books an novels make it seem like one big party that whoever made those flasks must have came out of the decade pretty rich

    i guess the point is how could one a decade seem so great right before going belly up and everyone being sober?

  3. My candle burns at both ends
    It will not last the night;
    But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends -
    It gives a lovely light.

    Edna St. Vincent Millay, "A Few Figs from Thistles", 1920

  4. That's a great photo, and it captures the attitude of the "Roaring Twenties" perfectly!!!

    And . . .those shoes are still in style today!!!

  5. I have found that womwn and men's clothing styles simply recycle every 20-30 years. Evrything old is new again!