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Finding aid for the Temperance postcards collection 6099
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  • Historical note
  • Content Description
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Title: Temperance postcard collection
    creator: Cook, A. T.
    creator: Hulbert, J. O.
    Identifier/Call Number: 6099
    Physical Description: 0.75 Linear Feet 1 box
    Date (inclusive): circa 1910
    Abstract: 36 temperance postcards published by A. T. Cook, Seesdman, Hyde Park, New York; the majority were designed by J. O. Hulbert. Temperance postcards were widely distributed by the Women's Christian Temperance Union in the 19th and early 20th centuries to attack the liquor trade.

    Historical note

    Temperance postcards were widely distributed by the Women's Christian Temperance Union in the 19th and early 20th centuries to attack the liquor trade. They often portrayed saloonkeepers as corruptors of youth, included quotes from famous teetotalers like Thomas Edison, poems about abstinence and brotherhood, and general words of warning about the dangers of drink. One of the most prolific publishers of these postcards was A. T. Cook, Seedsman, based in Hyde Park, NY.

    Content Description

    36 temperance postcards published by A. T. Cook, Seesdman, Hyde Park, New York; the majority were designed by J. O. Hulbert. The majority are in color. Some are addressed, with short notes on the reverse.

    Conditions Governing Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder no. or item name], Temperance postcard collection, Collection no. 6099, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Purchased from F.A. Bennett Books, November 26, 2014.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Temperance -- United States -- Postcards
    Postcards
    Cook, A. T.
    Hulbert, J. O.