Barber, The Drunkards Progress, or the Direct Road to Poverty, Wretchedness & Ruin, was published in 1826 to be displayed in homes, shops, and public spaces to remind people about the dangers of drinking.
What does the drunkards progress from the first glass to the grave mean?
The Drunkards Progress. This 1846 image, The Drunkards Progress. From the First Glass to the Grave, by Nathaniel Currier, shows the destruction that prohibitionists thought could result from drinking alcoholic beverages. This 1840 temperance illustration charts the path of destruction for those who drink.
Who drew the drunkards progress?
Nathaniel Currier SummaryDescriptionEnglish: A lithograph by Nathaniel Currier supporting the temperance movement. The Drunkards Progress: from the first glass to the graveDatecirca 1846SourceThe Library of CongressAuthorNathaniel CurrierOther versionsBlack and white version
Is Prohibition a good thing?
Prohibition did not improve productivity or reduce absenteeism. In contrast, private regulation of employees drinking improved productivity, reduced absenteeism, and reduced industrial accidents wherever it was tried before, during, and after Prohibition. In summary, Prohibition did not achieve its goals.
What are the positive and negative effects of Prohibition?
Families had a little more money (workers not drinking their paycheck). Led to more money spent on consumer goods. Alcohol use by young people rose sharply. Rise of organized crime gangs.