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Anti-temperance sign

Object Number: 
2002.1.1516
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."
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group