Postal cover advocating the prohibition of intoxicating beverages, c. 1855. Unused. Wm. C. Hale, Fountain Office, Hartford, Connecticut. Features elaborate woodcut illustration of the "Execution, Operation & Effects of the Maine Law." To left, men break barrels of rum as a woman enters a pawnbroker and men fight in the street before a liquor store. Above, men wheelborrow bottles to a ditch. At right, a man and wife stand before a fountain, the man shown again wearing sash reading, "Love, Purity, & Fidelity." Space for stamp and address below.