WCTU Francis Willard Southern California Ribbon ~ 1892
Antique religious WCTU state convention ribbon. Depicting Francis Willard this silk ribbon was issued in 1892 for the state convention that was taking place in San Bernardino county in Southern California. A pioneer in the temperance movement, Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard is also remembered for her contributions to women's higher education and suffrage. This 4 day convention in October was held for members to promote their prohibition message that abstinence from alcohol was a devotion that God deemed to healthy for the home and the native land which was very patriotic.
Words on front: WCTU, Southern California, For God and home and native land, State Convention, San Bernardino, CAL Oct 5-8 1892
A great addition to your temperance movement or a fabulous Christian Gift for Women. This was part of a large Temperance estate comprising mostly 19th century piece from Britain, Ireland, Canada and the USA.
Ribbon measures 8.25" long by 2" wide and weighs less than 1oz.
In nice condition considering age and use - please see all pictures as they form part of the description.
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