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The worsening effect of alcohol on the work of precision manufacturers: histogram. Colour lithograph, ca. 1920.

Reprinted 1930
Part of
Why America went dry.
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Left, halftone showing a precision manufacturer at the workbench; right, histogram of work done on abstinent and on drinking days


Westerville, O[hio], U.S.A. : Published by The American Issue Publishing Company, Reprinted 1930.

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, printed in black and red ; sheet 91.7 x 61.3 cm.


Alcohol impairs superior skill. Experience says: drink impairs all kinds of highly skilled hard work ... Scientific experiment proved. White column, work done on abstinent days. Black column, work done on drinking days. Prepared and copyrighted 1920 by the Scientific Temperance Federation, Boston, Mass. 1. Uno Totterman, Finska lakares allskapets handlingar, Oct. 1916.

Creator/production credits

The Scientific Temperance Foundation was a successor to the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, based in Boston, Mass.

Lettering note

Printed in black and red


Wellcome Library no. 679958i



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