Photo 1 of 18 // Representative William D. Upshaw of Georgia, a leader of the prohibitionists, poses for a photo illustrating his intention to keep Washington, D.C. "dry."
Photo 2 of 18 // John Phillip Hill was a Baltimore lawyer and Congressional representative who became a leader of the "wet" movement opposing prohibition in the 1920s.
Photo 3 of 18 // This hand-painted silk banner was created by the Spencerville (Montgomery County, Maryland) Woman's Christian Temperance Union.
Photo 4 of 18 // W.A. Green, Chief Prohibition Inspector, September 5, 1925
Photo 5 of 18 // Chemist G. G. Beyer, of the Internal Revenue Bureau, testing for alcohol content in bootleggers' bottles, 1920.
Photo 6 of 18 // Moonshine still confiscated by the Internal Revenue Bureau, photographed at the Treasury Department.
Photo 7 of 18 // Internal Revenue Service officials pose with a large still and bottles of liquor confiscated during a raid in Washington, D.C., 1922.
Photo 8 of 18 // After a chase through the busiest streets of Washington, bootleggers and their car "come to grief" at the hands of the Capitol police, January, 1922.
Photo 9 of 18 // Prohibition enforcement officers found 1,200 gallons of beer and red wine in the cellar of Carl Hammel's restaurant on 922 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, on April 25, 1923.
Photo 10 of 18 // Police officer standing alongside wrecked car and cases of moonshine, Washington, D.C., 1922
Photo 11 of 18 // Two Navy nurses who were tried by a General Navy Court for smuggling liquor into the U.S., at the Washington Navy Yard with their attorneys, June 17, 1925.
Photo 12 of 18 // A Shriners' barbecue held in Silver Spring, Maryland, in 1922 features Anheuser-Busch's new non-alcoholic beverages such as Grape Bouquet.
Photo 13 of 18 // Helen G. Sweeney, Miss Washington for 1924, in an Anheuser-Busch car promoting the company's non-alcoholic beverages during the Prohibition years.
Photo 14 of 18 // Shoomaker's was a popular Washington saloon prior to Prohibition and is credited as the place where DC's signature cocktail, the Rickey, was invented in the 1880s.
Photo 15 of 18 // A women's social group sitting at tables inside the Hollywood Cafe below a sign with the words "LIQUOR PROHIBITED on these premises by order POLICE DEPT."
Photo 16 of 18 // The Heurich Brewery was the largest in Washington at the time of Prohibition. It survived the dry years selling ice and was one of the few in the city to reopen after Prohibition.
Photo 17 of 18 // Woman concealing a liquor flask in her Russian boot, a popular (and multi-functional) style during the Prohibition era, Washington, D.C., 1922
Photo 18 of 18 // George Cassiday was arrested for bootlegging to members of Congress and wrote a series of tell-all articles about his business in the Washington Post in 1930.