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The attached cartoon was drawn to commemorate April 7, 1933 - the day real beer was once again permitted to be sold across the country; from sea to shinning sea, one million barrels of the amber liquid was consumed by the citizens of a grateful nation.

Cartoonist Garrett Price (b. 1896) was drawing on staff at the Chicago Tribune at the time this gag was committed to ink and shortly thereafter he would sign-up at The New Yorker. In this cartoon, Price played with the old stereotype about the "drinking writer".

Click here to read more about the repeal of Probition.

Click here to see how weird the first car radios looked.

Click here to read about an American woman who grew heartily sick of the socialists who loitered on every street corner during the Great Depression...


April 7, 1933: 3.2 Beer Returns (Stage Magazine, 1933)

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