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Photograph Description: Woman's holy war. Grand charge on the enemy's works Creator(s): Currier & Ives., Date Created Published: New York : Published by Currier & Ives, c1874. Summary: The 'Holy War' was the nineteenth-century crusade for temperance and prohibition, whose advocates were predominantly clergymen and women. Here a young woman in armor on a black horse leads a group of similarly garbed women on foot and on horseback. With large battle-axes they shatter barrels of beer, whiskey, gin, rum, and 'Wine & Liquors.' The leg of a fleeing man is just visible at lower right. In the background are two banners: 'In the Name of God and Humanity' and 'Temperance League.' Notes: Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 7299 Weitenkampf, p. 166 Published in: American political prints, 1766-1876 Bernard F. Reilly. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1991, entry 1874-2. Subjects: Temperance movement. Women and women's rights. s--1870-1880.