Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Demorest ~ Memorial Prohibition Prize ~ From the Johanna Madsen Hafen Collection

In the late 1880s, William Jennings Demorest often awarded these silver medals to schoolchildren for producing essays about Prohibition. After achieving financial success in New York through publishing and the textile industry, Demorest attempted to launch a political career grounded on the principles of Prohibition. In 1888 Demorest was nominated as the Prohibition Party candidate for lieutenant governor of New York.

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"In all of us there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage - to know who we are and where we have come from."

~Alex Haley

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