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Were the artists of these two posters for of against Prohibition?

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Sean B.C Question B Were the artists of these two posters for of against Prohibition? Sources C and D both give clear evidence that supports the idea the artists were for Prohibition. Source C shows us the artist was for Prohibition. We have evidence from the slogan at the top of the page which says "The poor mans club, the most expensive in the world to belong to". We know this could be true because it shows a man handing a pouch of money over to the barman, also in a circle at the bottom, a family starving and the mother saying "The poor mans club - it keeps its men and their families always poor". ...read more.

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Overall, I think this artist was 100% behind the idea of Prohibition and thought it would definitely work. As well as source C, source D has some very similar and important evidence that shows the artist was for Prohibition. The first key things we see in this picture are two young children, which first show us the idea of family. We then see that they are skinny, ragged and they do not look to be in good health. Following on, there is an image of children standing outside the saloon entrance. The salon entrance looks dark, dirty, gloomy and generally not a nice place to be. All of this tells us, that there must be a link between the two children and this dark gloomy place. ...read more.

Conclusion

Just like source C, the poster shows us the affects that alcohol has on lives, except that source D does not contain as clear evidence as source C, which almost tells a whole story of that time. I think the artist of source D is definitely for Prohibition, just like the artist in source C. The two artists of the posters have both put a lot of thought into these pictures and what they are trying to say about Prohibition. Both artists show definite links between poverty and alcohol, they also show that saloons and bars were a major cause of children in families suffering, as we can see clearly in the bottom right corner of source C and in the main picture of source D. Overall, I think that the artists of these two posters were most definitely for Prohibition. . ...read more.

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