|Title||The primary temperance catechism (p. 23) |
|Author||Colman, Julia, 1828-1909 |
|Publisher||The National Temperance Society and Publication House|
|Publisher Location||United States -- New York -- New York |
|Publication Date||1885 |
|Image Production Process||Relief prints--woodcuts|
|Notes||Illustrated with uncolored woodcuts.|
Printed on the cover: Published for the National Woman's Christian Temperance Union.
Contains short lessons in verse with a question and answer section and an accompanying illustration. The lessons warn children against the evils of drinking and that if they start they won't be able to stop and soon will become drunkards. There are also song lyrics at the end of the book that sing the praises of abstinence and drinking water.
This text and illustration accompany the lesson on "the sin of drink." The illustration depicts a drunk man being led away from a tavern by a policeman. Another drunk man clings to a lightpole and a group of young boys watch. "This young man smokes and drinks. When he was drunk he hurt a boy. Now he must go to jail." "I am free to ride or race, Free to walk with sober grace, Free from pipe and free from bowl, Free in body, mind, and soul."
|Contextual Notes||Julia Colman (sometimes spelled Coleman) was Superintendent of the Literature (publications) Department of the Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU). In 1868 she presented a lecture on "Alcohol our Enemy" at her church and quickly became involved in anti-alcohol activities. She wrote temperance articles for the National Temperance Publishing House and the Youth's Temperance Visitor. She then became convinced that temperance should be taught in the schools, a belief shared by Mary Hunt, with whom she worked closely. In doing so she contributed significantly to Scientific Temperance Instruction and was an important part of the temperance movement (Wikipedia). |
|Subjects (LCSH)||Temperance |
|Category||Health and hygiene|
|Digital Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection |
|Digital ID Number||CHL0108 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection HV5071.C65 1885 |
|Physical Description||32 p.: illustrated; 17 x 12.5 cm. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Photographed from original book in TIFF format using a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi/EOS 400D, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm's software JPEG2000 Extension. 2009. |
|Exhibit Checklist||Exhibit A3 |