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    "Prescription Form for Medicinal Liquor Issued Under Authority Of The National Prohibition Act" Prohibition Act of 1920. "Prescription Form for Medicinal Liquor Issued Under Authority Of The National Prohibition Act," 4.5" x 5.5". Extremely fine. This is a duplicate version. (The originals were in white and are extremely rare.) Partially printed, completed by hand in a carbon copy impression. Two holes at left for filing and storage. 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 It was repealed thirteen years later in 1933 by the 21st Amendment. A great item from one of the more curious periods in our country's history.

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    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
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