President Roosevelt approves liquor code (leading up to ratification of 21st amendment) and liquor production booms
Warm Springs Georgia USA Date:1933, November 29 Duration:52 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Newsreel titled 'President Roosevelt approves liquor code as production booms' shows President Franklin D. Roosevelt conferring with Secretary of State Henry A. Wallace before approving liquor code in Warm Springs,Georgia near end of Prohibition. This occurred in advance of the formal ratification of the 21st amendment on December 5, 1933, repealing the 18th Amendment (Prohibition). Approval leads to a boom in the production of liquor. Scenes in a distillery and assembly line operation for Old Colony Dry Gin. Machines filling bottles with liquor. Women on assembly line packaging gin bottles. Lab technician beside laboratory instruments in distillery examines and tastes liquor and smiles. Large wooden barrels or casks being filled with beer or liquor, and then barrels rolled by men at production plant toward shipping areas.
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