Thanks to everyone who has supported us in 2013 and helped us keep C’ville Images going for another year! Many of you have attended our slideshows and purchased prints from our Roseberry Collection. Several of you have asked how you could provide additional financial support so we have installed a “donate button” in a couple of locations on this website including the “Contact and Contribute” page in the navigation bar above.
I have volunteered my time (hundreds of hours in 2013) to scan, research and share photos on the website and can only continue to do it in 2014 with some support. Any amount helps! Thanks to all of you who have already pitched in!
Photograph by Ed Roseberry from the Roseberry Collection at C’ville Images.
On this day, 80 years ago, the United States Constitution was amended, basically reversing an amendment passed by Congress a decade and a half earlier. The 21st Amendment lifted the ban on alcohol. The City of Charlottesville had been under an especially long drought with local officials banning sales of alcohol more than a decade before it was outlawed nationwide.
Perhaps nowhere in C’ville was the lifting of Prohibition more welcome than on the Grounds at UVA where most of the students had never seen legal alcohol in their lifetime. This photo, taken by Ralph Holsinger, shows a beer delivery truck at the West Range of the Academical Village sometime in the early years following the 21st Amendment. Students have been celebrating the occasion almost daily ever since.
Photograph by Ralph Holsinger, courtesy Special Collections, UVA Library