Association Against the Prohibition Amendment postcards and stationery
About this collection
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.
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"
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.'"
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.'
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"
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"
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!'
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? '
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!'
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"