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Issued by the Federal Board for Vocational Education, Washington, D.C.; Series: Monograph ; no. 3.; Vocational Rehabilitation Series ; no. 3 "The great American Congress felt the pulse of the Nation. It has charged the Federal Board for Vocational…
UB 363_A2 1918 What the Employers of America can do for the Disabled Soldiers and Sailors crop rsz.jpg

Child labor street permit. This pinback button for an errand boy was issued in 1929. Variant state seal with armored Virtus and mountains in the distance.
M9 Box 230 Adele Clark_Errand Boys Child labor street permit crop rsz2.jpg

Handbill advertising a Grand Temperance Mass Meeting held in Illinois (likely Dixon, IL) on Thursday Evening October 25, 1866. "Addresses by Rev. G.R.Vanhorne, Rev. S.S. Waltz and Prof. Ferris. A large delegation from the Red Ribbon Club of Amboy…
M4 Box 1 folder 1 19thc Grand Temperance Mass Meeting Illinois handbill rsz.jpg

We, the undersigned, connected with the Army of the United States, feeling the necessity of some fafe-guard against the evil of Intemperance so prevalent among us, and believing that Total Abstinence alone will prove effectual, do adopt the following…
M4 Box 1 folder 1 19th c USA Temperance Union pledge rsz2.jpg

A Will Eisner Comics Industry Awards trophy for Best Limited Series awarded to DC: The New Frontier in 2005
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Woman's Christian Temperance Union placard. A stick handle was once attached to this sign.
M 9 Box 51_ WCTU placard rsz.jpg

Pamphlet advocating for theChild Labor Amendment,passed in 1924, but never ratified.Text from back of pamphlet: A federal minimum will give to American Children all the advantages of our federal form of government.Every state may wish to give its…
HD 6250_U3A5 1920 An Amendment to the Constitution is Needed p1 rsz.jpg

Letter from President Coolidge to Kate Waller Barrett regarding the Florence Crittenton Mission which managed homes for unwed mothers and prostitutes.

My dear Mrs. Barrett:
It is not easy to imagine a single reason why the work of the Florence…
M 9 Box 111 Letter to K W Barrett from C Coolidge 10_23_1924 rsz.jpg

Educational pamphlet on the topic of venereal disease.
M 9 Box 55 When They Come Home cover rsz.jpg

Venereal disease bulletin, no. 54.
Public health pamphlet arguing that prostitution spreads venereal disease and cannot be "segregated, licensed, and made sanitary."
M 9 Box 54 Case Against the Red Light cover crop rsz .jpg

Handbill showing a bottle of alcohol. The bottle's label depicts a boy in short pants with a snake coiled around his body, The label reads "Fluid Extract of Hell. GUARANTEED TO KILL BOYS." Written on the bottle itself are statistics attributed to the…
What the Bottle Does One Years Work scan crop rsz2.jpg

Songs recorded by participants in CORE's Freedom Highways project in the summer of 1962. The project was designed to open chain restaurants along major federal highways to all persons.

Vinyl LP and songbook.
Dauntless DM 4301, a division of Audio…
M1977 _P75S57 1962 Sit-in Songs CORE cover rsz small.jpg

World War I pamphlet warning soldiers of the effect of sexually transmitted diseases.
From the William E. Blake Collection.
UH 630_S65_1914 Soldier Attention front cover crop rsz.jpg
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