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A boquet of flowers in rhyme on the liquor trade

A boquet of flowers in rhyme on the liquor trade
Creator: Hampe, H. W.
Date: 1890
A small pamphlet written by Reverend H.W. Hampe on the duty and work of the Gospel Ministry to "strike at the root of all evils in Church", one being the liquor trade, and the need for all to be independent from "King Alcohol".


A great town meeting

A great town meeting
Date: October 28, 1910
A poster announcing a town meeting for the citizens of Topeka, Kansas, at the Auditorium on October 28, 1910. The meeting was a public protest against the recent remarks by the Mayor of Topeka in opposition to the Prohibitory Law in Kansas.


A lie shattered by a Salina shell

A lie shattered by a Salina shell
Creator: Kansas State Temperance Union
Date: 1910
A small pamphlet on prohibition circulated by the Kansas State Temperance Union.


All hail prohibition!!

All hail prohibition!!
Creator: Eldridge, J.L.
Date: Between 1881 and 1913
An envelope with a poem printed on its front side. The poem, by J.L. Eldridge of Topeka, Kansas, centers on prohibition, the "only legal method that can suppress the liquor traffic." Eldridge states that the enactment and enforcement of prohibition will close many places that sell liquor and should bring much needed prosperity to the country.


An appeal to Kansas teachers in behalf of temperance, health, and moral purity

An appeal to Kansas teachers in behalf of temperance, health, and moral purity
Creator: Johns, Laura M
Date: 1889
This pamphlet on prohibition was mailed to each Kansas school superintendent and to 11,500 school teachers. It was to be used by the teachers and passed along to the pupils and their parents.


An appeal to the conscience and manhood of every Topeka and Shawnee County, Kansas, voter

An appeal to the conscience and manhood of every Topeka and Shawnee County, Kansas, voter
Date: Between 1890 and 1910
A leaflet appealing to Shawnee County, Kansas, citizens on the November 4th election to vote for prohibition. The leaflet also tells the story of Jake Kilroy indictment. Kilroy, who was on trial for murdering his wife, blamed his behavior on liquor and asks that support of this vice be stopped.


An earnest appeal for the subsitution of Christian for Pagan methods

An earnest appeal for the subsitution of Christian for Pagan methods
Creator: Griffin, Albert
Date: 1901
A pamphlet written by Albert Griffin that states legal or forced methods of promoting temperance has always caused more harm than good and that Christian methods be substituted for Pagan methods in all moral reform work.


An important letter to T.C.T.A.U. crusaders

An important letter to T.C.T.A.U. crusaders
Creator: Twentieth Century Total Abstinence Union
Date: July 31, 1900
A letter sent to members of the Twentieth Century Total Abstinence Crusade that informs them how to recruit and secure new members. Accompanying the letter would be a packet of material full of pledge cards, badges, and literature promoting the organization and its cause, abstinence from liquor consumption.


An open letter

An open letter
Date: July 16, 1902
A letter on the upcoming election of law enforcement officials in Shawnee County, Kansas. One of the primary concerns is the enforcement of prohibition.


Appetite

Appetite
Creator: Franklin, William S. (William Suddards), 1863-1930
Date: 1894
A temperance booklet that notes "morbid appetite, once created is the tyrant which ruins the individual," and that abstinence from a habit which has no benefit, such as coffee, tobacco, liquor, etc., is the solution to society's troubles.


A proposed temperance law

A proposed temperance law
Creator: Buchan, William Johnston
Date: 1883
A proposed temperance law suggested by W. J. Buchan; which would later on in 1883 become Senate Bill number 74. This proposal would prohibit the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors except for medical, scientific, and mechanical purposes, and to punish those were caught being intoxicated.


Ass't Attorney General Trickett's address

Ass't Attorney General Trickett's address
Creator: Kansas State Temperance Union
Date: February 05, 1907
An address by Assistant Attorney General C.W. Trickett at the Convention State Temperance Union in Topeka, Kansas on February 5, 1907, with a subtitle of "The Story of the Kansas City Clean-up by the Man Who Made Good."


A state camp meeting will be held by the Kansas State Association of the M.E. Church

A state camp meeting will be held by the Kansas State Association of the M.E. Church
Creator: Holloway, S.S.
Date: August 10, 1881-August 21, 1881
A circular announcing a state camp meeting held by the Kansas State Association of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Riverside Park in Winfield, Kansas. Governor John St. John was to be present during the entire meeting along with other speakers and prominent temperance workers.


A view of the Dodge City,  Kansas, business district in 1875

A view of the Dodge City, Kansas, business district in 1875
Date: Between 1874 and 1876
This black and white photograph shows the Dodge City Kansas business district : Chas Rath & Co. General Outfittings, Long Branch Saloon, and Geo. M. Hoover's Wholesale Wines, Liquors, & Cigars.


Booze and Kaiserism must go

Booze and Kaiserism must go
Date: November 19, 1918
A leaflet announcing an upcoming address by Richmond Pearson Hobson at the First Presbyterian Church in Topeka, Kansas. The address argued in favor of national and international prohibition.


Breweries versus C.W. Trickett, Assistant Attorney General

Breweries versus C.W. Trickett, Assistant Attorney General
Date: 1908
An account of how the brewers and saloon keepers caused the arrest of Assistant Attorney General C.W. Trickett, charging him with having "received a fee before it was due," and the subsequent clearing of these charges after an investigation was conducted by the Attorney General of Kansas.


Brief for the State.  The State of Kansas versus James J. Clark

Brief for the State. The State of Kansas versus James J. Clark
Creator: Kansas. Supreme Court
Date: Between 1885 and Unknown
Brief for the State in the Supreme Court of the State of Kansas. The State of Kansas, Plaintiff and Appellate versus James J. Clark, Defendant and Appellate.


Brief for the State.  The State of Kansas versus Joseph E. McNaught

Brief for the State. The State of Kansas versus Joseph E. McNaught
Creator: Kansas. Supreme Court
Date: 1885
Brief for the State in the Supreme Court of the State of Kansas. The State of Kansas, plaintiff versus Joseph E. McNaught, Defendant.


Brief of plaintiff.  The State of Kansas versus Lawson Cook

Brief of plaintiff. The State of Kansas versus Lawson Cook
Creator: Kansas. Supreme Court
Date: 1880s
A Brief of Plaintiff in the Supreme Court of the State of Kansas. The State of Kansas, plaintiff, versus Lawson Cook, Defendant. Lawson Cook was convicted in Wyandotte county of selling intoxicating liquors unlawfully. He felt as if he was mistreated by that court and appealed to the Supreme Court for a higher ruling.


Buffalo Bill bottle

Buffalo Bill bottle
Creator: Regal China Company
Date: 1971
Regal China produced this "Trophy Bottle" in 1971 for the James B. Beam Distilling Company. Designed for the 125th anniversary of William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody's birth, it was filled with a fifth of 100-month old Beam bourbon whiskey. Some commemorative bottles were personalized and given to Cody descendents present at the August 11-14, 1971 celebration at Cody's boyhood in Leavenworth, Kansas.


Bungstart

Bungstart
Date: between 1880 and 1930
Oak bungstart with bowed handle and detachable head. This bungstart served as a mallet to remove corks (bungs) from a beer keg.


Business street scene, Empire City, Kansas

Business street scene, Empire City, Kansas
Date: Between 1870 and 1880
A group of people posing for a photograph in Empire City, Kansas. A saloon is visible in the foreground.


Christmas greeting and cyclonic prohibition boon

Christmas greeting and cyclonic prohibition boon
Creator: Eldridge, J.L.
Date: December 25, 1886
This pamphlet includes lines on temperance and prohibition read before the First Baptist Church's Sabbath School and members by church clerk J.L. Eldridge, in Topeka, Kansas on December 25,1886.


Concerning the finest beer ever brewed

Concerning the finest beer ever brewed
Creator: Val Blatz Brewing Company
Date: 1909
A small pamphlet by the Val Blatz Brewing Company that lists the various liquors they produce along with explanations of why they are the "finest beer ever brewed".


Constitutional prohibition of the liquor traffic!

Constitutional prohibition of the liquor traffic!
Creator: Detwiler, J.R.
Date: 1880
A proposed constitutional amendment by J.R. Detwiler, for the prohibition of the liquor traffic, considered from a moral, legal, and financial standpoint. It was published by Temperance Banner Print, Osage Mission, Neosho County, Kansas.


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