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The Black Valley Railroad

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Date made: 1863
Maker: Ackermann, Emil; J. Mayer and Company
Place: Boston, Massachusetts
Image size: Image: 12 x 16 in.; 30.48 x 40.64 cm
ID number: DL*60.2890
Negative number: 2003-19873


Description:

Black and white allegorical print interpreting the course of destruction through drinking. A train with its engine labeled "Distillery", is stopped at "Drunkard's Curve Station". The train is leaving a tranquil valley and heading toward doom with skeletons and snakes in the background. The print has a considerable amount of descriptive and interpretive text.