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Thomas Keith Marshall's Lantern Slides

The Devil Wants Boys
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Descriptive metadata

Series: Miscellaneous prohibition theme slides, World's and National Woman's Christian Temperance Union. Slides indicate that they were manufactured by Pacific Stereopticon Co., Los Angeles
Title on Slide: The Devil Wants Boys
Slide No.: unnumbered
Genre: 3' X 4" glass slide
Place: U. S.
Date: ~1914
Original Copyright: © by Nat W.C.T.U., Evanston , ILL
Tags: Prohibition, liquor, National Woman's Christian Temperance Union
Collection: Thomas Keith Marshall's Lantern Slides
Source: Patricia Peters Stephenson, Tucson, Arizona
Source Dimensions: 4 X 3.25 inches
Source Condition: fair
Source Format: lantern slide
Publisher: National Woman's Christian Temperance Union
Repository: private collection
Description: Poem on slide reads:

"Johnson, the drunkard is by today,
With traces of sin on his face.
He will be missed at the club, at the bar, at the play;
Wanted -- a boy for his place

"Simons, the gambler, was killed in a fight,
He died without pardon or grace.
Some one must rain for his burden and blight;
Wanted--a boy in his place.

"Wanted--for every servant of mine
Some one to live without grace,
Some one to die without pardon divine;
Have you a boy for this place?"

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JPEG Image (File) Size: 600X340 62K; 400X227 32K
Capture Date: TIFF 2007-05-23;JPEG 2007-06-20
Capture Method: scanned on an Epson 3170 flatbed scanner
TIFF Capture Resolution: 300 DPI