Alcohol tree, c 1900.

 
Alcohol tree, c 1900.
4 0 c m
 
28cm
actual image size: 20cm x 32cm

Description

Early French temperance postcard illustrating the many dangers of alcohol: public immorality, death, hospital, crime, theft, prison, delirium tremens, madness, vagrancy, extinction of the race, family breakup, moral decline of women, idiocy, hallucinations, epilepsy, nervous crises, hypertrophy of the heart, ruin, cretinism, diseases of the liver and stomach, idleness, hatred of the home, self-abasement and degeneracy in children, debility, irritability, infantile criminality, and the guillotine!

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10462765

© David Nathan-Maister / Science & Society Picture Library

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