Son of Temperance by James S. Baille

Description:

This full-length, hand-colored print depicts a young man wearing a badge on a ribbon around his neck that hangs to his waist. He is holding a scroll with a pledge of temperance. The pledge reads, "No brother shall make, buy, sell or use as a beverage any spirituous or malt, liquors, wine, or cider." There is heavy red drapery with a tassel hanging behind him.

This print was produced by James S. Baillie, who was active in New York from 1838 to 1855. James Baillie started as a framer in 1838, and then became an artist and lithographer in 1843 or 1844. He discovered how to color lithographs while working as an independent contractor for Currier & Ives in the mid1840s. He was a prolific lithographer and colorist for Currier & Ives, and his prints were extremely popular with a wide distribution. James Baillie spent his later years concentrating on painting instead of lithography.

Date Made: 1848

Depicted: Sons of TemperanceMaker: Baillie, James S.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, New York City

Subject: DrinkingChronology: 1840-1849Uniforms, fraternalFraternal AssociationsReferenced: Temperance

Subject:

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Domestic Life, Clothing & Accessories, Temperance Movement, Art, Peters Prints, Domestic Furnishings

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Credit Line: Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.60.2937Catalog Number: 60.2937Accession Number: 228146

Object Name: lithographObject Type: Lithograph

Physical Description: paper (overall material)ink (overall material)Measurements: image: 12 in x 8 in; 30.48 cm x 20.32 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a1-2b23-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_325226

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