Jersey Spirits: Prohibition from Flappers to Bootleggers
September 18 - December 11, 2016
George Gonzales' Restaurant and Bar in Newark, New Jersey, Photograph, 1929. Source: Hoboken Public Library.
(On left) Whiskey Flask with monogram plate, Pewter, c. 1920s, Private Collection; (On right) Leather bound vintage hip flask features “window” in leather so the amount of remaining alcohol is visible, c.1930s, Private Collection.
Ralston Cider Mill, Photograph, Source: Ralston Cider Mill. The Ralston Cider Mill is a working museum and an educational center in Mendham, New Jersey. The site explores the history of the mill from a grist mill to a cider mill and applejack distillery and the historic importance of apples to America, especially in New Jersey.
Woman’s Two Piece Day Dress, c. 1920s, Crepe, Collection of the Morris Museum. Shown with garter flask.
Signed Chase Art Deco Holiday Cocktail Set with Gaiety Shaker, c. 1930s, Chrome, Private Collection.
(On left) Evening Dress, c. 1920, black silk with surface decorations of clear and white beads, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Decker; (center) Beaded Flapper Evening Dress, 1926-27, velvet decorated with rhinestones, sequins, and beads, Gift of Mrs. Ralph Grossman; (on right) Evening Dress, c. 1920s, chiffon, beads, Gift of Cathy Simms.
Bar Set: Cocktail Shaker with red bakelite handle and matching glasses on period tray,
c. 1930s, Chrome, Private Collection.
Alice Paul, New Jersey suffragist leader, Photograph, September 3, 1920. Source: Library of Congress.
Beadlite Mesh Handbag, c. 1930, Metal and enamel, Collection of the Morris Museum.
The Catfish Alley Club 131 in Egg Harbor City, New Jersey, Photograph, c. 1920 - 1933. Source: Egg Harbor City Historical Society. The Cat Fish Alley Club was a favorite spot of the local people during the Prohibition era.