A fun new piece for my collection. Cut out the Whiskey – Ax of All Nations.

If you haven’t noticed, my facebook & twitter avatars are a picture of me in one of Washington DC’s Irish pubs in July, with a great big ice cold adult beverage in my hand.

That’s why this piece struck me as a “must have” for my political item collection.

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From 1901 – Ax of all Nations – Cut out the Whiskey – promotional item for Laurel Stoves & Ranges, the Art Stove Company, Detroit, Michigan.   It’s a piece based on Carrie Nation’s Women’s Christian Temperance Union crusade to rid the world of alcohol.  She was particularly noteworthy for attacking alcohol-serving establishments (most often taverns) with a hatchet.

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