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Black Valley Railroad

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Date made: ca. 1860
Maker: Unknown
Place: Boston, Massachusetts
Image size: Image: 9 5/8 x 12 5/8 in.; 24.4475 x 32.0675 cm
ID number: DL*60.2885
Negative number: 2003-24668


Description:

Colored allegorical print interpreting the course of destruction through drinking. A train with its engine labeled "Alcohol"and a serpent entwined about it, is stopped at "Drunkard's Curve Station". The train is leaving a tranquil valley and heading toward doom. 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.