Any social change as deep and sweeping as Prohibition is bound to have a lot of memorabilia associated with it. Here are some items from the era of Prohibition in Oregon.
The Oregon Boot
The infamous shackle called the Oregon Boot was still in limited use at the Oregon State Penitentiary during Prohibition. Attached to one ankle, the device was designed to keep the prisoner off balance so he could not move quickly. Prisoners called it a "man-killer" because it caused extreme physical pain. (Oregon State Archives photo - Oregon Boot courtesy Oregon Historical Society) Enlarge image
Repeal 18th Amendment License Plate Attachment
This original license plate attachment helped advertise the movement to repeal national Prohibition. (License plate attachment courtesy Craig Kuhns) Enlarge image
A woman smiles as she poses in front of a car in the early 1930s with a Repeal 18th Amendment license plate attachment. (Image courtesy Oregon Historical Society) Enlarge image