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Prohibition becomes official in 1919...

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October 29, 1919

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 29, 1919 

* Volstead Act veto overridden
* Total Prohibition in United States

The top of the front page has a one column heading: "SENATE OVERRIDES PROHIBITION VETO BY VOTE OF 65 TO 20" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the House overriding the president's veto of the Volstead Act. This is a very significant issue reporting an event which would lead America into a very tumultuous, crime-ridden era. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 32 pages, address label in the masthead, very nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century

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