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Bowen, Henry (1794-1874) A mirror for the intemperate

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08600 Author/Creator: Bowen, Henry (1794-1874) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Broadsides Date: 1830 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Temperance broadside with poems and extracts such as "Ode to Rum" and "Set Down that Glass." Also includes some illustrations. Printed on cloth for Nathaniel Boynton by Henry Bowen's Chemical Print. Mounted on cloth covered board; dimensions include mounting.

People: Bowen, Henry, 1794-1874.

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: Textile, Temperance and Prohibition, Alcohol, Poetry, Reform Movement

Sub Era: The First Age of Reform