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Catalog Number 2014.011.056
Object Name Ad, Newspaper
Scope & Content Initiative 13 was presented to the voters in the November 2, 1948, general election. It would have prevented selling alcohol by the drink. According to the advertisement, "it would mean a return to the speakeasy, the bootlegger, the gangster -- and, finally, state-wide PROHIBITION!" The initiative did not pass.

On the reverse side of the advertisement are political ads for Payson Peterson for Congressman and Arthur Langlie for Governor. Langlie won his race, and Peterson was defeated.
Title Newspaper Ad against Initiative 13
Caption Advertisement against Initiative 13
Date 1948/ /
People LANGLIE, Arthur B., Governor
PETERSON, Payson
Search Terms 1948
election
candidate
Republican
alcohol
initiative
Prohibition
advertisement
Subjects Place - Anacortes, WA
Event - election
Communication - Advertising
Government