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This iconic image containing the simple phrase "We Want Beer" on their protest signs remains one of the most enduring images of the last days of prohibition. Labor Unions held considerable strength in manufacturing regions across the Midwest and Northeast during the latter portions of the nineteenth and early parts of the twentieth century. Prohibition in the United States lasted thirteen years, from 1920 to 1933, and was part of an effort rooted in American Christianity dating back to the nineteenth century. Many immigrant communities that established neighborhoods across the United States had cultures that revolved around brewing, distilling and consuming alcohol.
Bars, saloons, and taverns served as focal gathering points for workers in nearly every community in the United States. The legislation outlining prohibition, The Volstead Act, passed in 1919, and alcohol was officially banned across the United States. While outlawing alcohol was supposed to create a more orderly society, the criminal elements that developed to supply thirsty consumers created a threat to communities across America. Illegal stills and smuggled alcohol continued to thwart the efforts of the federal government to effectively keep alcohol out of the hands of Americans.
This distinctive photograph illustrates the desire of the American working class to regain their access to beer and spirits. It also marked a cultural turning point in America, with urban residents feeling their rights were being imposed upon by more conservative rural residents who did not hold the same values. This photo depicts a pivotal moment in American history and culture.