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In the late 1880s, William Jennings Demorest often awarded these silver medals to schoolchildren for producing essays about Prohibition. After achieving financial success in New York through publishing and the textile industry, Demorest attempted to launch a political career grounded on the principles of Prohibition. In 1888 Demorest was nominated as the Prohibition Party candidate for lieutenant governor of New York.

Date: 1887

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Item Number: 224704
KSHS Identifier: 1959.158.0

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