1937 WCTU Temperance Member Medals & Ribbons
Vintage set of 3 metal Temperance Movement delegate medals and purple silk ribbons from the 1937 World's WCTU Convention in Washington DC. Each representative medal comprises of the event dates June 3rd-8th 1937 encompassed in a sunburst pattern which suspends from a copper ring. The silk attaches the brass name tags which are topped with a city view of Washington, DC displaying the Capitol building among others. Two of the name tags are blank with the center one being filled in for a Mrs Olive Rysles.
The WCTU was the first mass organization by women devoted to social reform. The WCTU was originally organized on December 23, 1873, in Hillsboro, Ohio, and officially declared at a national convention in Cleveland, Ohio in 1874.
It operated at an international level and in the context of religion and reform, including missionary work as well as matters of social reform such as suffrage. WCTU members chose total abstinence from all alcohol as their life style and they adopted this definition of temperance:
... moderation in all things healthful; total abstinence from all things
This would make a great unique gift for a birthday or house warming gift. The perfect religious or women's christian gift for any WCTU or exonumia collection.
WCTU display box measures 6.25" long by 5.25" wide by 0.75" deep and weighs 9oz.
In good condition with signs of use commensurate with age (please see all pictures as they form part of the condition description).
Shop Ref: Temperance Movement Shelf
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