|A bunch of boys and young men mock drinking in front of the depot in Scandinavia.
This postcard view is undated, but it probably comes from the
prohibition era. After the passage of the Eighteenth Amendment. Prohibition became the law of the land on January 16, 1920 and ended
almost fourteen years later on December 5, 1933.
Who are these people in front of the Green Bay & Western
Certainly they are only pretending to be drinking, but why? Was this
the last shipment of beer before prohibition? Or maybe the first one
after? Unfortunately, I haven't found any clues in this photo to place a
date on it, other than the icicles hanging from the eaves.
If you look
closely right at the level of the top of the opening of the freight door
at the far end of the photo, you can see what appear to be telegraph
arms sticking out to carry the wires past the the station.