Anti-temperance sign

Anti-temperance sign
Title
Anti-temperance sign
Date 
1900-1920
Medium 
Metal
Dimensions 
11 1/2 x 5 x 1/2 in.
Description 
Metal trade sign shaped like a hatchet or small axe with a woman's face carved out of the blade; embossed "All Nations Welcome But Carrie."
Credit Line 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Object Number 
2002.1.1516
Gallery Label 
Carrie Nation (1846-1911), a vocal and radical supporter of the temperance movement, was arrested at least thirty times for protesting liquor sales between 1900 and 1910. This sign probably hung in a bar or liquor store.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group