The Janet A. Ginsburg Chicago Tribune Collection

"Why, Grandma, you don't look a thing like yourself!"

This cartoon notes the change that Prohibition's image has taken since it went into effect in 1919. Little Red Riding Hood labeled "Public" stands at the side of a bed and looks skeptically at a wolf in glasses and sleeping bonnet marked "Our Modern Prohibition." Papers labeled "Corruption," "Scandals," "Murder," and "Graft" litter the blanket. On the wall is a picture of a dignified grandmotherly type marked "Old Fashioned Prohibitionist." Written on the picture is ""Photo Taken 1919."



18.4 x 15.8 cm

Tribune Company

black and white

  • English

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  • The Janet A. Ginsburg Chicago Tribune Image Collection

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