The United States prohibition of the production, importation, transportation, sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages lasted for 13 years, from 1920 through 1933.
Prohibition agents break barrels of beer. 150,000 people take part in the “We Want Beer” parade organized by mayor Jimmy Walker in New York. People carry banners that read ‘Taxation for beer’. People looking out the windows of the crown on the Statue of Liberty. Close up of Statue of Liberty lights as they are turned on. Statue of Liberty is illuminated by flood lights at night. The ‘We Want Beer’ parade continues until late at night in Manhattan. Location: New York United States. Date: May 14, 1932.
Read this short article on Ephemeral New York to learn more about the Beer Parade of 1932.