Out of the Past … from the archives of The Winchester Star | Winchester Star

100 years ago

New York — Several manufacturers declared today that the demand for flasks had tripled since the advent of prohibition. Shop windows with their Christmas decorations feature clandestine drinking vessels which in “wet” days brought a shudder from society.

Stores are selling thousands of flasks-large ones for roomy coat pockets and small ones gracefully curved for the hip; expensive containers of silver and gold and cheaper ones covered with imitation leather.

Flasks are not the only drinking apparatus on display. Shown in abundance are hollow canes, decanters and elaborate cocktail shakers.

Dec. 20, 1922

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