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    1933 American Legion Convention Cane - Repeal Prohibition The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, mutual-help, war-time veterans organization. Coincidentally, this was the same year that the 18th Amendment was ratified, prohibiting the manufacture, sale, import, or export of intoxicating liquors. The Legion's National Convention for 1933 was in October and met at Chicago in conjunction with the Century of Progress International Exposition. FDR was the keynote speaker. Apparently, at least some of the attendees were in favor of repealing the Prohibition Act. The 21st Amendment which would do just that had passed earlier in the year and was less than two months away from ratification. The item offered here is a walking cane made of a light colored wood with a comical whiskey barrel and goblet made onto the cane near the crook. The cane has a metal plate showing that it was from the 1933 American Legion Convention. Fine condition, a few nicks and scratches. Should appeal to American Legion collectors as well as those interested in Repeal Prohibition collectibles.

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    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
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