The Janet A. Ginsburg Chicago Tribune Collection

Prohibition may yet succeed

In this cartoon by Carey Orr, the "official poisoner," carrying a satchel of poison, kneels at the feet of "Dictator" Wayne B. Wheeler, attorney and prohibitionist. Behind Wheeler are barrels of wood alcohol and poison. Surrounding both men are graves of people who have been killed by poisoned alcohol or "hootch," moonshine.



18.4 x 15.8 cm

Tribune Company

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