Temperance postcard pre-1909

Temperance postcard pre-1909

One of my PhD students has just given me this: it’s by Bamforth who of course produced so many millions of temperance slides for the Band of Hope as well as postcards and early films. The postmark is 1909, and the message on the back is not temperance-related, so it could have been sent as a jokey but serious message – or indeed, as an obvious joke, by or to a drinker. As I am always reiterating, these material objects do show the cultural importance of the temperance movement, though, however they might have been used or interpreted!  And it also shows what thoughtful students I have…


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