RULES FOR BUMMERS.| NO BUMMER MUST EAT MORE THAN TWO MEALS A DAY.| NO BUMMER SHALL RUN DOWN HIS FELLOW BUMMERS.| NO BUMMER MUST SEE HIS FELLOW BUMMERS IN WANT.| NO BUMMER MUST REFUSE TO DRINK WHEN ASKED AT ANY TIME, FOR THE GOOD OF THE HOUSE.| NO BUMMER IS ALLOWED TO SIT MORE THAN HALF AN HOUR WITHOUT DRINKING... P. SWELLHEAD, SEC.| U. WINDBAG, PRES.| A. BLOWER, TREAS.| C. WRIGHT, CASH'R.

Philadelphia, Pa. A.W. Auner's Card and Job Printing Rooms. [@1870s?]. Small broadside, 4.5" x 8". Age toned, light stain running through left edge of text. Very Good.

A rare satiric temperance broadside. A 'bummer' is, according to the online Probert Encyclopaedia of Slang, "a dissipated sponger." OCLC records a holding only at AAS; it apparently was also printed in several other locales.
OCLC 950921550 [1- AAS] as of November 2016. Item #26141

Price: $500.00