Friday, 8 January 2016

Alcohol, 2 'sign the pledge' 19th century samplers

2 antique samplers embroidered onto card. During the mid 19th century several Temperance movements in England  started up decrying the drinking of alcohol. These samplers were made by people who wanted to declare their abstinence, they were 'signing the pledge'. The Salvation Army was established in the 1860s.