June 13, 2019 12:00 PM EDT Cincinnati
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Ca 1900 Temperance Broadside, Advertisement of an Honest Rumseller

Illustrated broadside, approx. 12 x 19 in., mounted to 16.25 x 20.125 in., Advertisement of an Honest Rumseller As it Should Be! N.d., ca 1900. Broadside features illustration (signed in print "Carswell" lower right) depicting four men at a bar, serving and drinking alcoholic beverages. Printed below illustration is a farsical oath sworn by the so-called "honest rumseller," detailing his terrible promises to "excite men to deeds of riot, / robbery, and blood," "Endanger / The Welfare of the community," "deal in drugs, which will deprive some of life," "corrupt the ministers of religion," and "Demolish the character, destroy the / health, shorten the lives, and ruin the souls of those who choose to honor me with their custom." 

Condition:

Pinholes, light creasing, vertical tear extending 1.5 in. from top edge, light surface surface soil, possible ink marks lower left, and wear to bottom edge and upper right corner.

Estimate: $200 - $300
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$63
06/13/2019

 

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