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.

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Prohibition Probes stationery
Text on card: 'The family of John Wesley drank small beer at every meal', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Association Against the Prohibition Amendment postcards and stationery (Accession 2005.204), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
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", [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Association Against the Prohibition Amendment postcards and stationery (Accession 2005.204), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Prohibition Probes stationery
Text on card: 'PROHIBITION has 'taken drink out of the country' and put it in the Hip-Pocket', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Association Against the Prohibition Amendment postcards and stationery (Accession 2005.204), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
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.'", [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Association Against the Prohibition Amendment postcards and stationery (Accession 2005.204), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
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.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Association Against the Prohibition Amendment postcards and stationery (Accession 2005.204), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
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.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Association Against the Prohibition Amendment postcards and stationery (Accession 2005.204), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
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', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Association Against the Prohibition Amendment postcards and stationery (Accession 2005.204), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
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", [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Association Against the Prohibition Amendment postcards and stationery (Accession 2005.204), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
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", [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Association Against the Prohibition Amendment postcards and stationery (Accession 2005.204), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
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.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Association Against the Prohibition Amendment postcards and stationery (Accession 2005.204), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
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.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Association Against the Prohibition Amendment postcards and stationery (Accession 2005.204), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
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", [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Association Against the Prohibition Amendment postcards and stationery (Accession 2005.204), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
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!', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Association Against the Prohibition Amendment postcards and stationery (Accession 2005.204), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
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? ', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Association Against the Prohibition Amendment postcards and stationery (Accession 2005.204), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
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!', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Association Against the Prohibition Amendment postcards and stationery (Accession 2005.204), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Prohibition Probes postcard
Text on card: 'Prohibition, like charity, begins at home. You can never settle it in Washington.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Association Against the Prohibition Amendment postcards and stationery (Accession 2005.204), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Prohibition Probes postcard
Text on card: "PROHIBITION 'It is a matter in which one should speak out.' - TAFT", [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Association Against the Prohibition Amendment postcards and stationery (Accession 2005.204), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Prohibition Probes postcard
Text on card: 'Prohibition is teaching the younger generation that temperance has been superseded by the 18th Amendment!', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Association Against the Prohibition Amendment postcards and stationery (Accession 2005.204), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Prohibition Probes postcard
Text on card: 'Shall we continue a nation of lawbreakers?', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Association Against the Prohibition Amendment postcards and stationery (Accession 2005.204), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
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", [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Association Against the Prohibition Amendment postcards and stationery (Accession 2005.204), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Prohibition Probes postcard
Text on card: 'REPUBLICANS! PROTEST AGAINST YOUR PARTY BECOMING THE PARTY OF PROHIBITION.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Association Against the Prohibition Amendment postcards and stationery (Accession 2005.204), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Prohibition Probes postcard
Text on card: "'The regulation and sale of intoxicating liquor should be retained by the States.' TAFT", [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Association Against the Prohibition Amendment postcards and stationery (Accession 2005.204), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Prohibition Probes postcard
Text on card: "I am opposed to national prohibition.' - TAFT", [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Association Against the Prohibition Amendment postcards and stationery (Accession 2005.204), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Prohibition Probes postcard
Text on card: 'Do you know that drunkenness in England and arrests for inebriation have steadily decreased under enlightened liquor control?', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Association Against the Prohibition Amendment postcards and stationery (Accession 2005.204), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Prohibition Probes postcard
Text on card: 'Are you for the people and Personal Liberty? Or the Prohibitionists and the Anti-Saloon League?', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Association Against the Prohibition Amendment postcards and stationery (Accession 2005.204), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Prohibition Probes postcard
Text on card: 'The Anti-Saloon League can spend millions on propaganda and pay legislators to talk Prohibition, but in the end the citizen's vote will win.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Association Against the Prohibition Amendment postcards and stationery (Accession 2005.204), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Prohibition Probes postcard
Text on card: 'The PROHIBITION QUESTION is destroying the confidence of our citizens in the RIGHTS OF THEIR OWN STATES!', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Association Against the Prohibition Amendment postcards and stationery (Accession 2005.204), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Prohibition Probes postcard
Text on card: 'Prohibition has made drunkenness a joke - not a sin.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Association Against the Prohibition Amendment postcards and stationery (Accession 2005.204), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Prohibition Probes postcard
Text on card: 'Prohibition has taken drink out of the country and put it in the hip pocket.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Association Against the Prohibition Amendment postcards and stationery (Accession 2005.204), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Prohibition Probes postcard
Text on card: 'Prohibition means NOTHING to the rich man! To the poor man it is rapidly becoming EVERYTHING!', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Association Against the Prohibition Amendment postcards and stationery (Accession 2005.204), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Prohibition Probes postcard
Text on card: "'The next generation will live deeply to regret it.' -TAFT", [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Association Against the Prohibition Amendment postcards and stationery (Accession 2005.204), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Prohibition Probes postcard
Text on card: 'The people are in revolt against prohibition, its hypocrisy, its corruption, and its crime.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Association Against the Prohibition Amendment postcards and stationery (Accession 2005.204), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Prohibition Probes postcard
Text on card: 'Prohibition created class distinction in America; for the rich there is no prohibition.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Association Against the Prohibition Amendment postcards and stationery (Accession 2005.204), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Prohibition Probes postcard
Text on card: 'The prohibition fallacy is now confined to the United States, Finland and Prince Edward Islands.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Association Against the Prohibition Amendment postcards and stationery (Accession 2005.204), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Prohibition Probes postcard
Text on card: 'This nation would still be a British province if our forefathers had been satisfied with the noble experiment of the legislators of their day.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Association Against the Prohibition Amendment postcards and stationery (Accession 2005.204), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Prohibition Probes postcard
Text on card: 'True temperance must come from within, not from without.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Association Against the Prohibition Amendment postcards and stationery (Accession 2005.204), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Prohibition Probes postcard
Text on card: 'Vote for Temperance based on conscience and morality. The 18th Amendment has brought us violence, corruption and revolt against laws which free men will never obey.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Association Against the Prohibition Amendment postcards and stationery (Accession 2005.204), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Prohibition Probes postcard
Text on card: 'We do not want the old time saloon, but was it any worse than the speakeasy, bootlegger, blackmailer, gangster and hypocrite?', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Association Against the Prohibition Amendment postcards and stationery (Accession 2005.204), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Prohibition Probes postcard
Text on card: 'The wet issue will never be taken out of politics except by votes.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Association Against the Prohibition Amendment postcards and stationery (Accession 2005.204), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Prohibition Probes postcard
Text on card: 'What section of the constitution has given the Anti-Saloon League charge of the moral conduct of the American Nation? The 18th Amendment!', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Association Against the Prohibition Amendment postcards and stationery (Accession 2005.204), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Prohibition Probes postcard
Text on card: 'If a dry agent will look up his genealogy he will find that his ancestors were plying the rack and the thumbscrew.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Association Against the Prohibition Amendment postcards and stationery (Accession 2005.204), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Prohibition Probes postcard
Text on card: 'If prohibition is a noble experiment, it would seem that the bootlegger is of noble descent.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Association Against the Prohibition Amendment postcards and stationery (Accession 2005.204), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Prohibition Probes postcard
Text on card: "'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", [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Association Against the Prohibition Amendment postcards and stationery (Accession 2005.204), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Prohibition Probes postcard
Text on card: 'Is the Prohibition experiment a Noble thing in your neighborhood? . . . What do YOU think about it?', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Association Against the Prohibition Amendment postcards and stationery (Accession 2005.204), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Prohibition Probes postcard
Text on card: 'Let the 'Enforcibility' of the Prohibition Amendment REST ON THE ABILITY OF EACH STATE TO ENFORCE THE WILL OF ITS OWN CITIZENS!', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Association Against the Prohibition Amendment postcards and stationery (Accession 2005.204), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Prohibition Probes postcard
Text on card: 'The man with the bootlegger's price may not think prohibition an issue. But how about the rest of us?', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Association Against the Prohibition Amendment postcards and stationery (Accession 2005.204), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Prohibition Probes postcard
Text on card: "'The mortality from alcoholism has always been negligible in Canada, particularly in the Province of Quebec.' -Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.", [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Association Against the Prohibition Amendment postcards and stationery (Accession 2005.204), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Prohibition Probes postcard
Text on card: 'You can throw this card in the waste basket but you can't do that with my vote.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Association Against the Prohibition Amendment postcards and stationery (Accession 2005.204), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Prohibition Probes postcard
Text on card: "'National prohibition is non-enforceable.' TAFT", [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Association Against the Prohibition Amendment postcards and stationery (Accession 2005.204), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Prohibition Probes postcard
Text on card: "Congressman James M. Beck says: 'The Republican party cannot longer afford to sell its soul to the fanatical drys.' Republican leaders are responsible. Will they wake up before the party is smashed?", [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Association Against the Prohibition Amendment postcards and stationery (Accession 2005.204), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Prohibition Probes postcard
Text on card: 'Sane Liquor Regulation aims to prohibit the abuse, not the use, of alcoholic beverages.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Association Against the Prohibition Amendment postcards and stationery (Accession 2005.204), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Prohibition Probes postcard
Text on card: "'600% rise in alcoholism death rate from 1920 to 1929.' Metropolitan Life Insurance Company", [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Association Against the Prohibition Amendment postcards and stationery (Accession 2005.204), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807