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Collection Name Politics Collection
Title [Clarence B. DeHart for Assembly]
Date 1911
Description Campaign card, printed on red paper. Inscription: "Regular Prohibition Nomination / For Assembly / Clarence B. DeHart / A firm believer in our Public School Sys- / tem, and the reading of the Bible / therein. / Opposed to ALL evil, the SALOON is / the ROOT, help us get rid of the root."
(Keywords: New York City, Politics, Twentieth Century)

(This is a description of a single item within the Politics Collection. See collection record and/or item records of the same collection for additional information. Contact the Staten Island Historical Society Library for assistance.)


Biography and History The Prohibition Party was founded in 1869 and is still in existence today. It has been most famously known for its strong opposition to "intoxicating beverages," as stated in its 1872 party platform, but through the years the party has also stood for social issues such as labor reform and suffrage for women. Clarence B. DeHart, a resident of Mariners Harbor, Staten Island, ran for the New York State Assembly as a Prohibition Party candidate in 1911. His campaign card emphasized the party's anti-liquor stance.
Legal Status Items represented here are from the collections of the Staten Island Historical Society. Materials reproduced for personal non-commercial use must credit the Staten Island Historical Society. Commercial licensing is available.
Physical Extent 2.5" H. x 4" W.
Catalog Number X16.0048
Object Name Announcement
Archival Description Level Item
Parent Record MS241.000
Subjects Political campaigns
Temperance
Prohibition
Earliest Date 1911
Latest Date 1911
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People DeHart, Clarence B.
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, November 2016.