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Prohibition becomes official in 1919...

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October 28, 1919


* Volstead Act veto overridden
* Total Prohibition in United States
* Great publication to be had

The front page has a great banner  headline: "OVERRIDES DRY LAW VETO" with subheads. (see images) 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.
When it comes to gangsters, organized crime, and the nefarious activities born out of the Prohibition and Great Depression eras, no city is more in the forefront of our minds than Chicago - and what better newspaper can be found than the Chicago Tribune, self-proclaimed to be "The World's Greatest Newspaper" - attributed in part to its dramatic, banner headlines! Whether hanging on your wall or part of an ongoing collection, these events are sure to capture the flavor of this infamous period in American history.
Complete with 36 pages, light toning and a little wear at the margins, some small binding slits along the spine, generally good.

Category: The 20th Century