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Grand Rapids in 1856

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Prohibition Cartoon

Prohibition Cartoon


This political cartoon, appearing during the prohibition campaign, targets German-Americans, particularly German brewers indicated by the closed brewery in the background. Three men, with their hands tied behind their backs, hang by their necks from a large tree. A typical beer keg is on the ground, and a sign hanging on the tree reads "If this town goes dry we Germans vill hand togeder."


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TitleProhibition Cartoon

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Location In PhotoGrand Rapids, MI
CollectionCamer Club Coll., 139-1-51: History & Special Collections Dept.

Reproduction and copyright information regarding this image is available from Grand Rapids History & Special Collections, Archives, Grand Rapids Public Library, Grand Rapids, MI

InstitutionGrand Rapids Public Library
Physical Storage LocationGrand Rapids, MI

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