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Black Valley Railroad

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Date made: ca. 1860
Maker: J.H. Bufford and Sons
Place: Boston, Massachusetts
Image size: Image: 10 3/4 x 19 in.; 27.305 x 48.26 cm
ID number: DL*60.2891
Negative number: 2003-31973


Description:

Colored allegorical print interpreting the course of destruction through drinking. A train with its engine labeled "Alcohol", 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 station names with scriptural citations along the left and right borders and a considerable amount of descriptive and interpretive text below the image.