21 Photos Capturing the Joy of Prohibition’s End

A collage of happy faces and raised glasses marking the end of an era.

A thirsty Clevelander takes a deep gulp of beer with the end of Prohibition in 1933.

Bar patrons hold up their glasses and toast the end of Prohibition, December 1933.

Celebrating the end of prohibition a little too hard.

25,000 people gathered outside the Anheuser-Busch Co. brewery in St. Louis on the evening of April 6, 1933, waiting for beer sales to become legal at midnight.

Customers at Sloppy Joe’s Bar in Chicago at the Repeal of Prohibition in 1933.

Former Ziegfeld showgirl and sometimes actress Peggy Hopkins Joyce raises a glass of beer to celebrate the end of prohibition, Hollywood.

The End of Prohibition, December 5, 1933, New York.

A group of young women at the bar on board the luxury liner SS Manhattan, off New York, 5th December 1933. Before the repeal of prohibition, the ship’s bar was required to close 12 miles out from the US coast.

Women Celebrating End Of Prohibition.

Celebrating the end of prohibition in 1933.

Patrons celebrate the repeal of the 18th Amendment at the Club Airport Gardens, Los Angeles, December 5, 1933.

My Great Grandfather after Prohibition in Wisconsin Dells.

A crowd salutes the camera, holding up their drinks at a newly-opened bar just after the repeal of Prohibition in 1933.

Men and women celebrate the end of Prohibition with drinks as they set fire to the sign outlawing intoxicating liquors on Dec. 5, 1933. Wisconsin.

French Wine Merchants from the Bercy Wine Market Hall celebrate the end of prohibition in the US, 1933.

Celebrating the end of Prohibition at Milwaukee’s Volkfest, April 17 1933.

Helen Fairweather celebrating the end of prohibition, 1934.

Juho Pirttiaho as the first customer of the Iisalmi liquor shop after the repeal of the Finnish Prohibition, April 5, 1932.

View of men and women celebrating the repeal of Prohibition by rolling down a barrel of alcohol and toasting the 18th Amendment’s demise, Chicago, 1933.

The first “legal” beer cases arriving at the White House,

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