Thursday, April 5, 2018

“Rum runner at night”.

Lake Worth (Fla). 192-. Black & white photonegative, 4 × 5″. State Archives of Florida.*
From Wikipedia: “The term ‘rum-running’ most likely originated at the start of Prohibition in the United States (1920–1933), when ships from Bimini in the western Bahamas transported cheap Caribbean rum to Florida speakeasies.”

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