Design Patents Set of Magnets
- Made in Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A.
- 100% authentic marble
Featuring post-Prohibition liquor and beer product labels from the trademark registration files for the years 1933-1934, this magnet set will add some good fun color to your kitchen or bar fridge.
Since the first European settlers arrived here, Americans have enjoyed a drink. At times, many of us have enjoyed a lot of drinks. But other Americans, fearing the harm alcohol would do to society and to individuals, have tried to stop our drinking or limit who, when, and where we could consume alcohol.
These two different views of alcoholic beverages run throughout American history. Sometimes they have existed in relative peace; other times, they have been at war. Documents and artifacts in the National Archives reveal the evolution of the government's alcohol policy over time and illustrate the wide variety of views Americans have held about alcohol. The stories they tell echo present-day debates about regulating drinking and the legalization of other drugs.