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Zany broadside telling the tale of Deacon Giles Distillery

A zany illustrated broadside using the tale of Deacon Giles Distillery to warn of the dangers of strong drink. According to American National Biography, “[George B.] Cheever joined the temperance reform movement in 1833; two years later he attained national prominence with his enormously popular temperance tract, Enquire at Amos Giles’ Distillery. The essay, cast in […]

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Demon Rum

Unrecorded and possibly unique example of this famous illustrated broadside that led to the author’s imprisonment for libel and spawned numerous later editions, primarily in pamphlet format. “Cheever joined the temperance reform movement in 1833; two years later he attained national prominence with his enormously popular temperance tract, Enquire at Amos Giles’ Distillery. The essay, […]

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Demons’ Rum

Interesting and unrecorded variant of this famous illustrated broadside. According to American National Biography, “[George B.] Cheever joined the temperance reform movement in 1833; two years later he attained national prominence with his enormously popular temperance tract, Enquire at Amos Giles’ Distillery. The essay, cast in the form of a dream, was a thinly disguised portrayal […]

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A spectacular chromolithographic temperance poster

A spectacular chromolithographic poster illustrating the baneful effects of alcohol and tobacco, issued just as the Temperance movement was nearing its apogee. This colorful piece of work is in essence a pictorial table, with four columns of images illustrating the exterior appearance and internal organs of, from left to right, “The Healthy,” “The moderate drinker,” […]

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[Untitled sketch book bearing 30 pages of clever and occasionally quite vivid sketches of Temperance allegories and cartoons.]

Unique Temperance sketch book, likely by a WCTU member

A unique and delightful book of sketches on Temperance themes, likely executed by a WCTU member in the mid-late 1880s. Based on internal evidence, the 30 pages of sketches were executed in Boston or elsewhere in eastern Massachusetts between 1886 and 1889, probably by a woman and member of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union. Founded […]

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