Wooden Patents Tray
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- Handcrafted in the U.S.A. and India
- Mango wood
Decorated with the labels for alcoholic drinks pulled from trademark applications from the years 1933-34, the years before and after the end of Prohibition, this mango wood serving tray is a great party conversation piece, just what you need to serve drinks to your guests.
Over the course of our history, Americans have engaged in debates about alcohol and its place in our society. Government programs and policies have ranged from promoting drink-related industries to warning of the health dangers of drinking and driving to outright prohibition of alcohol manufacturing and sales. Few issues have generated such passion among citizens and government officials. Alcohol-related records in the holdings of the National Archives include posters, government-created films, patent drawings, artifacts, and petitions.