Headed up by the Boston Lighthouse Shaker, our new Speakeasy Specials all feature surprising and unusual shapes. Decorative designs that differed from the classic shaker shape were in fashion, to make them less easily recognized by the police. All this was during the 1920s when the Congress voted in the Prohibition and the US went ‘dry’. Illegal bars called speakeasies came in many varieties. All shakers are made of heavily silver-plated brass.