Association Against the Prohibition Amendment postcards and stationery

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Founded in 1918 by William H. Stayton, the Association Against the Prohibition Amendment was a leading advocate for prohibition repeal in the United States. This collection comprises postcards and folded cards (stationery) issued by the organization. Each item is headed with the saying "Prohibition-Probes," which is followed by an anti-prohibition slogan or quotation. Click here for a description of the collection.

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Prohibition Probes stationery
Text on card: 'The family of John Wesley drank small beer at every meal'
Prohibition Probes stationery
Text on card: "Prohibition is Class Legislation 'Is an employer entitled to the respect of his employees if he approves restrictions upon their liberties 'for their good' but insists upon his own freedom of action? He is a man demanding a favored class; he is no American.' PIERRE S. DU PONT"
Prohibition Probes stationery
Text on card: 'PROHIBITION has 'taken drink out of the country' and put it in the Hip-Pocket'
Prohibition Probes stationery
Text on card: "Abraham Lincoln said about Temperance Legislation: 'It is not much in the nature of men to be driven to anything; still less to be driven about that which is exclusively his own business.'"
Prohibition Probes stationery
Text on card: 'WHO ARE THE REAL SUPPORTERS OF PROHIBITION: The Bootleggers because they grow rich on it. The Anti-Saloon League members because it enables them to mind other men s business, to browbeat Congressmen and coerce the governors of the people. The graft infected police because they make fortunes from it. The grafting politicians because they collect thru hidden channels lucre to pay henchmen and keep office-holders happy.'
Prohibition Probes stationery
Text on card: 'JACK AND JILL WENT UP THE HILL TO FETCH A PAIL OF WATER, AN AGENT SHOT THEM IN THE BACK AND DRYS APPLAUD THE SLAUGHTER.'
Prohibition Probes stationery
Text on card: 'The drys object to prohibition agents who have wet sympathies but accept convicts provided they will shoot to kill'
Prohibition Probes stationery
Text on card: "'Federal prohibition seeks to impose on all the people a rigid rule which only a minority will accept. This fundamental error makes it utterly unworkable.' HENRY H. CURRAN"
Prohibition Probes stationery
Text on card: "'We look forward now to the day when prohibition with its brood of speakeasies, home-brew kitchens, bootleggers, bomb-throwers, and snoopers will follow the old saloon system out of the nation's back-door.' HENRY H. CURRAN"
Prohibition Probes stationery
Text on card: 'You cannot indict a nation. You cannot convict a nation. You cannot murder a nation with sawed-off shot guns.'
Prohibition Probes stationery
Text on card: 'Vote for Temperance based on conscience and morality. The XVIII Amendment has brought us violence, corruption and revolt against laws which free men never will obey.'
Prohibition Probes stationery
Text on card: "Christ rebuked the Pharisees and the bigots of His day, saying 'For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a devil. The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a wine bibber, a friend of publicans and sinners!' St. Luke VII: 33, 34"
Prohibition Probes stationery
Text on card: 'How well it is the sun and moon Are placed so very high, That no presuming man may reach To pluck them from the sky. If 'twere not so I do believe That some reforming ass Would soon attempt to pluck them down And light the world with gas!'
Prohibition Probes stationery
Text on card: 'Christ inaugurated His miracles by giving the people wine for water at the marriage of Cana. If Christ should appear today at a marriage feast and turn water into wine would Prohibitionists approve or revile Him as did the Pharisees of old? '
Prohibition Probes stationery
Text on card: 'Automobile kill thousands yearly. They aid in the commission of robbery, theft and murders. They make possible the rule of bootleggers. They corrupt youth and popularize petting parties, promote extravagance. The Constitution should prohibit them!'
Prohibition Probes postcard
Text on card: 'Prohibition, like charity, begins at home. You can never settle it in Washington.'
Prohibition Probes postcard
Text on card: "PROHIBITION 'It is a matter in which one should speak out.' - TAFT"
Prohibition Probes postcard
Text on card: 'Prohibition is teaching the younger generation that temperance has been superseded by the 18th Amendment!'
Prohibition Probes postcard
Text on card: 'Shall we continue a nation of lawbreakers?'
Prohibition Probes postcard
Text on card: "'The Saloon-keepers taught the Anti-Saloon League how to fight, and the latter has learned the lesson well and applied it, and often without any more scruple as to method or means than its teachers.' TAFT"
Prohibition Probes postcard
Text on card: 'REPUBLICANS! PROTEST AGAINST YOUR PARTY BECOMING THE PARTY OF PROHIBITION.'
Prohibition Probes postcard
Text on card: "'The regulation and sale of intoxicating liquor should be retained by the States.' TAFT"
Prohibition Probes postcard
Text on card: "I am opposed to national prohibition.' - TAFT"
Prohibition Probes postcard
Text on card: 'Do you know that drunkenness in England and arrests for inebriation have steadily decreased under enlightened liquor control?'
Prohibition Probes postcard
Text on card: 'Are you for the people and Personal Liberty? Or the Prohibitionists and the Anti-Saloon League?'

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