Jug of Whiskey
I chose this image of a jug because a gallon jug used for whiskey is the epitome of a nation of drunks. With people making whiskey and storing alcohol during Prohibition it would be a way to evade the law and a way to make it less conspicuous with alcohol. Jugs like these are how speakeasies and other facilities with alcohol would run their businesses during the times of Prohibition. Today moonshiners use milk gallon jugs or mason jars to store moonshine in for use of sales.
Prohibition enforcement was looked the other way in many places during the enactment. This applies to nation of drunks because many law enforcement officers would be paid off to not bust those with alcohol, or the officers would be given alcohol as a compensation to not shut down these places that serve booze.
This was ways to make alcohol in times of Prohibition and many of these ways are still used today. These Moonshining techniques are very common in the Appalachian Mountain area today. This applies to nation of drunks because this was a way to get alcohol in the areas that wanted it. Today moonshining is used a way to get tax free alcohol to people and most moonshiners alcohol is a higher percent by volume then what you can buy at a liquor store.
Speakeasies apply to the nation of drunks because they were the way people who could not import or make their own alcohol got it. Often speakeasies would use techniques like importing or making their own booze. Speakeasies were often more than one house on the block. They would have the house that they served the alcohol and the house next door would hold the booze that they needed. This would helped speakeasies stay open or reopen very quickly since warrants were not often made for adjoining houses. Speakeasies often had a secret knock on the door so they know who is coming in and if the law came knocking they would know. Often when this technique was use the liquor was hidden very easily or everyone there would escape by using the back door.