Monday, February 29, 2016

Alberta Temperance Posters c:1912

The Temperance Movement, which advocated against excessive consumption of alcohol, first emerged in organized form in the early 19th century in England and the United States. In Canada, prohibition legislation was passed by individual provinces. These posters outlining the evils of drink were circulated in Alberta, which outlawed alcohol in 1916, but allowed it to be sold again in government stores after a plebiscite in 1923.




Images: DOMINION SCIENTIFIC TEMPERANCE COMMITTEE/Provincial Archives Of Alberta
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