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Complete Explanation:
One of a pair of prints (see "Tree of Intemperance," no. 1855-3) issued by A.D. Fillmore in 1855 extolling the social and moral benefits of temperance and condemning the evils of alcohol. In the center of the composition stands an erect, tall tree bearing fruit labeled with the names of virtues, including Industry, Philanthropy, Goodwill, Charity, and several others. At the foot of the tree, in the foreground, are groups of well-dressed children and adults. the children play and read as the elders converse and stroll about. Beyond are a schoolhouse (on the left) and a church (on the right). The sun rises in the distance, over a landscape with a railroad and village, and a river with a steamboat.

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