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Black Valley Railroad

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Date made: 1863
Maker: Ackermann, Emil; Crosby, Charles H.
Place: Boston, Massachusetts
Image size: Image: 11 7/8 x 15 7/8 in.; 30.1625 x 40.3225 cm
ID number: DL*60.2889
Negative number: 2003-31969


Colored 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. The stations on route are listed below the image.