Bootleggers

Description:

Photograph of bootleggers, most likely during prohibition. The Mexicans regularly smuggled sotol, a drink similar to tequila, across the border near the Big Bend area of West Texas. These men have a barrel and some bottles of alcohol on the ground next to them.

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): United States - Texas
Creation Date: c. 1930  
Partner(s):
Marfa Public Library
Collection(s):
Marfa, Diversity in the Desert
Usage:
Total Uses: 474
Past 30 days: 10
Yesterday: 0
Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
  • Creation: c. 1930
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas
Era
New South, Populism, Progressivism, and the Great Depression, 1877-1939
Description:

Photograph of bootleggers, most likely during prohibition. The Mexicans regularly smuggled sotol, a drink similar to tequila, across the border near the Big Bend area of West Texas. These men have a barrel and some bottles of alcohol on the ground next to them.

Physical Description:

1 photographic print: b&w; 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Keyword(s): bootleggers | barrels | jugs
Partner:
Marfa Public Library
Collection:
Marfa, Diversity in the Desert
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 1964.08.25
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth87326
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image