(“Colorado-Evading the Liquor Law in Colorado Springs,” 1877. Wood engraving by Harry Ogden. Courtesy of Special Collections, Pikes Peak Library District. Image number 257-6587.)

Full-page wood engraving on front page of Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, July 7, 1877. Paper masthead is at top of page. Image shows four men and one dog standing in front of wooden wall with small niche holding mug of beer. One man is reaching for the mug; two others are already drinking, and fourth man is operating a switch above the niche. Framed sign on wall reads “Oriental Brewery Denver Colorado” and poster next to it reads “$5,000 dollars reward for the arrest of Joseph Clarke Dead or Alive.” Caption at bottom of page reads “Colorado. – evading the liquor law in Colorado Springs, as witnessed by the members of the Frank Leslie Transcontinental excursion party. From a sketch by Harry Ogden. – See page 303.”

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