Ho Hum ! - It's a Great Life! by Charles Henry Sykes
The widespread disobedience of Prohibition made it difficult for the country's law enforcement to effectively stop the illegal production and distribution of alcohol. The efforts that were taken to enforce this unpopular ban were seen by many to take valuable resources away from other, more vital police activities. Here the cartoonist shows a police officer confiscating illegal alcohol while a citizen is being robbed at gunpoint just around the corner.
Digital Collection Item No: PIXC00064
Image source: Cartoon Collection, the Print and Picture Collection, Free Library of Philadelphia