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    [Prohibition]. Prescriptions for Medicinal "Spirits". Approximately 20 partly-printed forms, most measuring 6.75" x 4.5", circa 1923 and 1924. The majority of the forms were issued in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and were filled by Nied's Drug Store.

    These forms were used to prescribe liquor at a time when alcohol was considered to be as dangerous as opium or any other "hard" drug. Many "prescriptions" were just a way of skirting the law. The 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which prohibited "the manufacture, sale or transportation of intoxicating liquors," became law in 1920. It was repealed thirteen years later in 1933 by the 21st Amendment.

    Condition: Overall condition is excellent, with age toning.


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    October, 2017
    19th Thursday
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