: This is a stereograph showing an organized protest held by women against the legal sale of alcohol. According to the a handwritten description on the reverse, the three women pictured are Mrs. Ward, Mrs. Dr. Israel Bedell and Mrs. Calkins. The stereograph is part of a collection consisting of twenty-six stereographs from a series published by Fred S. Crowell titled "The Whiskey Crusade in Ohio." The images document the activities of women who participated in the Temperance Crusade of 1873 - 1874 in Mount Vernon, Ohio. The Temperance Movement was an organized effort during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to limit or outlaw the consumption and production of alcoholic beverages in the United States.
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: SC5354_001_01 Subjects
: Temperance; Women--Societies and clubs--Ohio; Women social reformers - Ohio; Prohibition Places
: Mount Vernon (Ohio); Knox County (Ohio)