Prohibition cartoon, ca. 1851

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Prohibition cartoon, ca. 1851

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Description

A political cartoon about the prohibition of alcohol. Maine was the first state to prohibit sale of alcohol in 1851. Prohibition became part of the state constitution in 1885.

A repeal effort failed in 1911. In 1934, a year after national prohibition was repealed, Maine's prohibition of alcohol law was repealed.

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About This Item

  • Title: Prohibition cartoon, ca. 1851
  • Creator: Bunker, Benjamin
  • Creation Date: circa 1851
  • Subject Date: circa 1851
  • State: ME
  • Media: Drawing
  • Dimensions: 20 cm x 25 cm
  • Local Code: OS - 11
  • Collection: Political cartoons
  • Object Type: Image

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