H.S. “Dick” Hickman, Chief of Police in Colorado City, Texas, poses at City Hall in the 1930s with moonshine, guns, and a Chevrolet coupe after an arrest.
For effect, the moonshine is displayed in its canning jars on and around the car, and the ground along with two pistols seized during the bust on the running board. The “Mason Jar” boxes it is moved in to keep the glass canning jars from clinking together are stacked behind the vehicle. Distilled moonshine in the southeast is colorless although this Texas hooch is dark in color.
The mud splattered two-tone Chevrolet three-window standard coupe was manufactured at some point between 1929 to ’31. The City Hall building in the background has survived and is now the Municipal Court House.
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