Pink Elephant Bow Tie
- 100% silk
- Constructed by hand
Served with a twist of whimsy and dash of sophistication, this cocktail party winner will look just as sartorially appropriate knotted around your neck as it will haplessly wrapped around your forehead while you're leading a conga line in the wee hours.
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 over regulating drinking and the legalization of other drugs.