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'Two Nights in a Barroom' flier
Description: This is an oversize advertisement for a play titled 'Two Nights in a Barroom' (1858), a prohibitionist play by William W. Pratt based on a story by T. S. Arthur. The play tells the story of Joe Morgan, the village drunkard, who is encouraged to drink by Simon Slade, the owner of the Sickle and Sheaf bar. Even Morgan's daughter, Mary, can not stop Morgan from visiting the bar. In a barroom brawl Mary is accidentally struck by a glass thrown at her father, and the shock helps Morgan reform. Although the play was was not popular in major cities, it was second only to Uncle Tom's Cabin on rural circuits. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: OVS7448_1
Subjects: Theaters; Advertisements; Prohibition; Alcohol; Temperance--United States
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