Necktie

Object Number: 
1972.7
Date: 
ca. 1932
Medium: 
Silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 44 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. ( 113 x 8.9 cm )
Marks: 
printed: all over: "REPEAL/ 18TH AMENDMENT"
Description: 
Maroon silk necktie printed all over with the inscription, "REPEAL/ 18TH AMENDMENT" in white overlapping rectangles.
Gallery Label: 
The Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution went into effect in 1920, making it illegal to manufacture, sell or transport all alcoholic beverages. In 1928, Alfred E. Smith became the first Presidential candidate to call for the repeal of Prohibition. He lost his bid but sparked a national movement for its repeal. Prohibition was repealed in 1933 with the Twenty-first amendment.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Russell Lynes
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group