Lynn Novick and Ken Burns in their new documentary "Prohibition."
Citizens of Detroit heeding a "last call" in the final days before Prohibition went into effect in 1920 as seen on "Prohibition."
Many Americans experimented with homemade stills to make alcohol for home consumption or to sell illegally during Prohibition. This one was busted during a raid in Detroit in the 1920s as seen on "Prohibition."
New York City Deputy Police Commissioner John A. Leach, right, watching agents pour liquor into sewer following a raid, ca. 1921. After the Mullan-Gage Act was repealed in 1923, New York police were no longer bound to enforce Prohibition as seen on "Prohibition."