The "Striped pig" informers [electronic resource].
- [Boston] : [publisher not identified], [1839?]
- Physical Description:
- 1 sheet (1 unnumbered page) ; 22 x 20 cm
- Verse in sixteen stanzas; first lines: In Portland Street there lived a man, Meriam was his name., Ezra L. Meriam is first listed as living on Portland Street in the Boston directory for 1839., The "striped pig" refers to an incident at a Dedham, Mass. muster in 1838. Tickets, entitling the holder to a viewing of a painted pig and a "free" drink, were sold, thus circumventing a Massachusetts liquor law forbidding the sale of alcohol in quantities smaller than fifteen gallons. Cf. Tatham, David. The lure of the striped pig, 1973, p. 64., Text in two columns; printed area measures 15.7 x 13.5 cm., Not in Checklist Amer. imprints., and AVAILABLE ONLINE TO AUTHORIZED PSU USERS.
- Reproduction Note:
- Electronic text and image data. [Chester, Vt. : Readex, a division of Newsbank, Inc., 2005. Includes files in TIFF, GIF and PDF formats with inclusion of keyword searchable text. (American broadsides and ephemera. First series ; no. 5533).
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