Watch Prohibition, Look for OHS Photographs

The latest documentary from Ken Burns and Florentine Films is about Prohibition. It is scheduled to air on PBS on October 2, 3 and 4. Ohio has a strong connection to the movement to ban consumption of alcholic beverages. The Women’s Temperance Crusade began in Hillsboro in the winter of 1873 and 1874. The influential Anti-Saloon League was head-quartered in Westerville from 1909 to 1973. Producers from Florentine Films used images from our photographic archives in the film. While you are watching see if you can spot images from our collections. Here are some examples:

Women who were part of the Temperance Crusade in the winter of 1873 and 1874 kneeling to pray outside a saloon in Bucyrus, Ohio. From the Hopley Family Collection, Call number P 156, Box 2, Folder 9

Women who participated in the Women's Temperance Crusade in the winter of 1873 and 1874 gathered outside a grocery store in Waynesville, Ohio where alcohol was sold. Call Number SC 1337

Women in Hillsboro, Ohio gathered to pray outside a business that sold alcohol. During the winter of 1873 and 1874 the women of Hillsboro began protesting the sale of alcohol and the protests quickly spread throughout Ohio. Call Number SC 1493

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