• Collection: Brewing and Prohibition

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Clarence and John M. Englert relax c. 1920 in the office of the Englert Ice Co., located in the former Englert Brewery. On the wall hangs the portrait of their father John J. Englert, who together with his brother-in-law Frank Rittenmeyer assumed…

IC-Post.1881-04-15.Englert-Brewery.Crop.jpg
translation of ad: "The City Brewery of Englert & Rittenmeyer is confident that it will once again solidly maintain its long-standing distinguished reputation by virtue of the excellent quality of its product. Its beer is commonly recommended by…

IC-Volksfreund.1874-12-18.Dostal-Great-Western.jpg
translation of ad: "J.P. Dostal, Great Western Brewery, maker of the finest beer in Iowa City and the whole region. I warmly recommend my brewery to the public. All orders from in and out of town will be processed promptly. J.P. Dostal"

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Civil war hymn book kept by Union solider Jacob Nauman, featuring a defaced section on temperance.

Report on Francis Murphy Temperance Preacher Visit_29Sept1899.pdf
Largely-neutral report of Francis Murphy's speech to saloon keepers in context of his prohibitionism.

Temperance Commentary 1_8Feb1884.pdf
Initial reporting on potential prohibitory legislation.

July 4th Editorial Linking Liberty and schaendliche Prohibitionsgesetz.pdf
Editorial celebrating the 'glorious fourth' in the context of prohibition laws and the un-fourth-like attack on the civil liberties of German Americans.

Iowa City Beer Riot Reportage_22Aug1884.pdf
Report on beer riots in Johnson County in response to state prohibition laws.

Fremdgeborene und eingeborene Buerger_23May1884.pdf
Article bemoaning potential prohibition as of a piece with longer-lineaged nativist attacks on the civil rights of German Americans.

English Language Commentary on Prohibition_11July1884.pdf
German-language newspaper includes English-language editorial denouncing prohibition as historic attack on liberty and return to barbarism.
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