Courtesy of Library Congress Print and Photograph Collection Prohibition only lasted for thirteen years, but it changed America forever. Not only did it have a major impact on US politics, legislation and law enforcement, but it also influenced literature, culture, art and even our everyday lexicon. When the Dictionary of American Slang was released in 1960, there were more colloquial synonyms for drunk than any other word. Most of these originated ...
Two chaplains at the Women's House of Detention, the Reverends Laurence Gibney and Raymond Bluett, argue in their letter to the editor of the New York Herald Tribunethat the women of the detention center were being treated unfairly in the news. They want to make sure that the public knows that the women are not the monsters they are portrayed to be…
Collection of Photographs of New York City.