Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The U.S. Army vs. Kentucky bootleggers

On February 21, 1922, the U.S. Army was called in for this publicity stunt, to make a big showy deal out of destroying these confiscated moonshine stills in Newport, KY. The hope was that the media publicity of a tank crushing metal drums would help deter people from making their own alcoholic beverages. It didn't work.

I'm not exactly sure that this is the sort of thing that our military was intended for, but there it is.

1 comment:

Jody said...

I love the bootlegging history and culture. This photo is awesome. Is there anywhere to find it in hi-res.