Link to slideshow of past historic Daily News photos and headlines below shared from the NY Daily News depicts events surrounding the enactment of Prohibition and the celebration of Repeal as they affected New York City. While I knew the late Mayor Jimmy Walker has been no fan of Prohibition (and that enforcement was lax, and he himself was said to have frequented speakeasies), I had no idea that there had been a Beer Parade through city streets, with floats urging that beer be re-legalized and taxed to get the economy out of a slump. Talk about history repeating itself!


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