Ban the loving cup

The Peterborough Review, July 23, 1910, applauds the state of Minnesota in its efforts to curb the use of “the old tin cup, the gourd and the cracked water glass” at “free drinking places.” A notice that the state intends to post at public wells and fountains reads: “Warning. Dangerous diseases, such as diphtheria, tuberculosis, etc., are frequently communicated by the use of the public drinking cup. Provide yourself with an individual drinking cup and thus avoid the possibilities of contamination.”

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