Demorest prohibition prize medal

Subject

Medals
Temperance
Alcoholism

Description

The Demorest prize was created by philanthropist W. Jennings Demorest (1822-1895) in 1886 to encourage young people to recite speeches of temperance movement leaders. Its medals—silver, as here, gold, and even diamond—were presented in contests throughout the country through the early years of the 20th century.

Abstract

Silver Demorest prize medal

Creator

Unknown

Date Created

1886, circa

Rights

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Access Rights

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Is Part Of

Harvard Medical Library Art and Artifacts Collection [n.c.]

Format

image

Extent

1 medal

Language

English

Identifier

DigID0002832

Provenance

Purchased for the Harvard Medical Library, 2004

Files

Citation

Unknown, “Demorest prohibition prize medal,” Center for the History of Medicine: OnView, accessed November 20, 2017, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/13025.

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