Monday, February 13, 2017

Horse drinking from a fountain which stood at LaSalle and Monroe Streets, Chicago, Illinois. circa 1911

At the 1874 organizing convention of the National Woman's Christian Temperance Union, the members were urged to erect drinking fountains in their towns so that men could get a drink of water without entering saloons and staying for stronger drinks. Often the drinking fountains that were erected offered a place for horses to drink, another place for dogs, and of course, a place for humans to drink.
Horse drinking from a fountain which stood at
LaSalle and Monroe Streets, Chicago, Illinois. circa 1911

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