An Alcohol Temperance Lesson from the Mechanical Man

There are records of these mechanical displays, given various names by their owners, showing up at conferences, exhibits, and fairs as early as the 1930's. Chapters of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) used the displays in their efforts to educate the public about the dangers of alcohol, and to counteract the campaign for repeal of the 18th Amendment (Prohibition).
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