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1930s California WCTU Ribbons

  • $ 14000

Vintage set of 4 Temperance Movement ribbons. Silk ribbons with brass identification bars atop dating to the 1930's as worn by attending representatives at the state conventions. These vintage California WCTU ribbons are indicative of the influence the WCTU and prohibition still had after the repeal as some cities and counties stayed dry .

Conventions in Hollywood 1933, Pasadena 1934, Santa Monica 1937 & Long Beach 1938.

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

A great addition to your military collection or man cave decor decor. This would make a great unique gift for a birthday or house warming gift.


WCTU display box measures 8.75" long by 6.6" wide by 0.75" deep and weighs 9.6oz.


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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