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TEMPERANCE

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William White ... single ... calls upon ... Henry Brown ... married ... persuades him to go with him, and make a merry night of it ... William White ... single ... calls upon ... Henry Brown ... married ... persuades him to go with him, and make a merry night of it ... however, he is so weak as not to refuse his friend, and goes out with him [Plate 1]. From The Bible and Temperance series. Lithograph by N. Currier.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC4-3262 (color film copy transparency)
From once going out with White, he goes again a second and a third time, and so on, until he loses his situation ... From once going out with White, he goes again a second and a third time, and so on, until he loses his situation ... and brings his family to want and extreme wretchedness ... the Parish Minister steps in and reads from the Bible to the mother and daughter [Plate 2]. From The Bible and Temperance series. Lithograph by N. Currier.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC2-2011 (col. film copy slide)
The words of the sacred volume touch the heart of Brown, who ... jumps up, & taking the Bible ... swears upon the book of salvation The words of the sacred volume touch the heart of Brown, who ... jumps up, & taking the Bible ... swears upon the book of salvation, to reform and lead a new life... [Plate 3]. From The Bible and Temperance series. Lithograph by N. Currier.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-2839
Brown now being reformed becomes ... sober and industrious, finds constant employment ... grateful to the Maker for the happy change, he regularly attends church, Brown now being reformed becomes ... sober and industrious, finds constant employment ... grateful to the Maker for the happy change, he regularly attends church, to return thanks for his conversion, and to pray for that of other... [Plate 4]. From The Bible and Temperance series. Lithograph by N. Currier.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC2-1974 (col. film copy slide)
The invitation to drink The invitation to drink. Plate I. From The Progress of Intemperance series. Lithograph by N. Currier. 1841.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-2445
Sick and repentant Sick and repentant. Plate II. From The Progress of Intemperance series. Lithograph by N. Currier. 1841.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-2844
The relapse The relapse. Plate III. From The Progress of Intemperance series. Lithograph by N. Currier. 1841.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-2845
The ruined family The ruined family. Plate IV. From The Progress of Intemperance series. Lithograph by N. Currier. 1841.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-2846
The expectant wife The expectant wife. Plate V. From The Progress of Intemperance series. Lithograph by N. Currier. 1841.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-2847
The robber The robber. Plate VI. From The Progress of Intemperance series. Lithograph by N. Currier. 1841.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-2848
Alcohol rocks Alcohol rocks. Lithograph by E. W. Bouvé, 1842.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-2855
Which is the worst? Deliver or die! Deliver and die! Which is the worst? Deliver or die! Deliver and die! Lithograph by John Phillips, 1842.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-2444
The drunkards pilgrimage The drunkards pilgrimage. Lithograph by J. Baillie, 1846.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-2442
The drunkard's progress. From the first glass to the grave The drunkard's progress. From the first glass to the grave. Lithograph by N. Currier, 1846.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC4-1629 (col. film copy transp.); LC-USZ62-2841 (b&w film copy neg.)
Signing the pledge Signing the pledge. Lithograph by J. Ropes, 1846.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-2076
The fruits of temperance The fruits of temperance. Lithograph by N. Currier, 1848.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC2-2380 (color film copy slide)
Son of temperance Son of temperance. Lithograph by N. Currier, 1848.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC2-3019 (color film copy slide)
The tree of temperance The tree of temperance. Lithograph by N. Currier, 1849.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC2-3093 (color film copy slide)
Son and daughter of temperance Son and daughter of temperance. E. L. Snow, Social Union. Lithograph by N. Currier, 1850.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC2-3018 (color film copy slide)
Grand, National, Temperance Banner Grand, National, Temperance Banner. Lithograph by N. Currier, 1851.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC2-586 (color film copy slide)
Sons of Temperance. (Certificate) Sons of Temperance. (Certificate) Lithograph by L. N. Rosenthal, 1857.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-2443
A sermon on temperance. (Cartoon) A sermon on temperance. (Cartoon) Lithograph by Barrett & Dengler, 1867.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-2447
The Very Revd. Mathew the great apostle of temperance The Very Revd. Mathew the great apostle of temperance. (Three quarter length). Lithograph by J. Goeren, 1867.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-666
The bad husband. The fruits of intemperance and idleness The bad husband. The fruits of intemperance and idleness. Lithograph by Currier & Ives, 1870.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-699
The temperance crusade The temperance crusade. Four hours in a bar room. Lithograph by A. J. Fisher, 1874.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-2446
The temperance crusade - who will win? The temperance crusade - who will win? Reproduction of pen & ink drawing in The Daily Graphic, March 5, 1874.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-2015
Womans holy war. Grand charge on the enemy's works Womans holy war. Grand charge on the enemy's works. Lithograph by Currier & Ives, 1874.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-683
Temperance. A centennial allegory Temperance. A centennial allegory. Lithograph by Ed. Valois, 1876.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-2448
The railroad that leads from earth to hell The railroad that leads from earth to hell. Lithograph by Andrew B. Graham, 1894.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-1365

 

For additional images:

  • See the Thesaurus for Graphic Materials term "Temperance" [view term (with links to images) in the Prints & Photographs Online Catalog.
  • For images relating to the Prohibition period, see the Prints & Photographs Division illustrated list: The Dry Years.
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