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Barber, John W. (1798-1885) The drunkard's progress, or the direct road to poverty, wretchedness, & ruin

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06025 Author/Creator: Barber, John W. (1798-1885) Place Written: New Haven, Connecticut Type: Broadside Date: 1826 Pagination: 1 sheet ; 46 x 29 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06025 Author/Creator: Barber, John W. (1798-1885) Place Written: New Haven, Connecticut Type: Broadside Date: 1826 Pagination: 1 sheet ; 46 x 29 cm.

Summary of Content: Four woodcut panels showing the decline of man through drink: The Morning Dram, The Grog Shop, The Confirmed Drunkard, Concluding Scene. Each panel is accompanied by a written description of each stage of drunkenness.

Background Information: John Barber also compiled the Amistad trial proceedings in " A History of the Amistad Captives", published in 1840.

People: Barber, John Warner, 1798-1885

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: AlcoholTemperance and Prohibition

Sub Era: The First Age of Reform

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