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Carrying in the praying booths photograph
Description: Stereograph showing saloon workers after an organized protest held by women against the legal sale of alcohol. Title given on the back reads "Carrying in the praying booths." The female crusaders would set up and occupy wooden "praying booths" outside the entrance to saloons who refused to stop selling alcohol, hoping to dissuade customers from entering. The description on the back reads: 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. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SC5354_009_01
Subjects: Temperance; Women--Societies and clubs--Ohio; Women social reformers - Ohio; Prohibition
Places: Mount Vernon (Ohio); Knox County (Ohio)