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Title supplied by cataloger. The Beer Bill, put into effect on April 7, 1933, was the first step in dismantling the National Prohibition Act. A few months later, on December 5, 1933, the Twenty-First Amendment was ratified, completely repealing the act.; The structure occupied by Belmont Grill has since been demolished. Photograph caption dated April 7, 1933 reads, "Members of the crowd at the Belmont are pictured lifting foaming steins in salute as their slogan was 'Happy days are here again.' Other hundreds are lined up on the sidewalk and waiting to get in. Scenes like this were numerous in the downtown district today as citizens rushed to the cafes and liquor stores, when the 3.2 percent beer authorized by congress became a legal beverage. Within a short time the supply was sold out."; Photograph caption dated December 27, 1933 reads, "For the first time in 13 years, the city tasted legal beer on April 7 when the 3.2 brew was distributed. Crowds jammed the cafes and stores and by noon the first supply was exhausted. The return of beer also revived the beer-making industry of the city."; Photograph caption dated December 20, 1988 reads, "Here's hoping for a safe and sober holiday season."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
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