14k Gold WCTU Woman Suffragette Oratorical Medal
Antique religious 14k gold Womens Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) Oratorical prize medal. This antique gold oratorical prize medal was presented to a candidate for orally reciting bible verse or other Christian verse. By promoting oral, musical, written and general educational events this encouraged not only education among the young but a deterrent towards alcohol as a recreational pastime. This dates to the late 19th century or early 20th century. This piece comes in its original box which will be included in the sale.
Etched on front:WCTU, Oratorical Prize, For God Home and Native Land
Female crusaders established the WCTU in 1874 to campaign in favor of voting and legal rights for women and against alcohol consumption. With its motto of “Agitate-Educate-Legislate,” the WCTU led efforts to reform women and children’s welfare legislation.
This is a great piece of historical memorabilia for womens rights and the movement that led to the eventual prohibition movement.
Medal measures 2.25" long by 1.5" wide and weighs 0.2oz.
In nice condition considering age and use - please see all pictures as they form part of the description.
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