Weird History 12 Hilariously Insane Pictures Of How People Smuggled Booze During Prohibition  

Mick Jacobs
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Prohibition proved to be a ridiculous era of American history, and to combat its idiocy, people hid their booze in equally ridiculous, and ingenious, ways. Photos of alcohol hiding places during Prohibition reveal a populace at odds with the law, willing to fight for their right to party. So how did people hide booze under Prohibition? People pulled all types of stunts to get their booze to the buyers, risking arrest, fines, and even jail time to transport their liquid luxury.

Various contraptions were developed to hide booze on a person's own body, while many air and sea vessels hid booze among their cargo. Furthermore, during a time where society viewed women as delicate and fair, many ladies became the perfect rum runners, able to deflect suspicion with their femininity. Many a criminal was born from Prohibition, but so were some brilliant ideas.

The Brick Trick


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Torpedoes Laden With Alcohol


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This Hollowed-Out Cane Is For More Than Just One Type Of Support


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Boats Selling Booze In Boston


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