- Item 104542 - Contraband Canadian liquor, Portland, ca. 1920
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- Item 104542
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During prohibition, America banned laws surrounding alcohol which caused outrage from American citizens as a result. However, Canada during this time still allowed the production and exportation of alcohol, which caused a large economic benefit for Canada. Thus, Americans would illegal import Canadian alcohol for consumption during the prohibition period.Show Details