anon. Scene af Wiskykrigen i Amerika.
woodcut engraving; overall 27 x 19 cm; image 20 x 14 cm. exc. cond.
From a Swedish publication, a rare picture from the American Progressive Era in the 19th century: several women destroying whisky bottles in the street outside a liquor store. - During this time, ‘alcoholism, family violence, and saloon-based political corruption led activists, to end the liquor (and beer) trade to cure the ill society... Among other things, this led many communities in the late 19th and early 20th century to introduce alcohol prohibition,’ . [Wikipedia]