Womans Temperance WCTU Delegate Ribbons
Vintage set of 4 Temperance Movement ribbons (one with celluloid Frances Willard). Silk ribbons dating to the 1910s 1920s as worn by attending representatives at the state conventions. These vintage US WCTU ribbons are incredibly rare.
Conventions in Washington 1914, Providence 1912, Cleveland 1929, Pawtucket (undated)
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 WCTU collection or woman cave decor. This would make a great unique gift for a birthday or house warming gift.
WCTU display box measures 8.75" long by 6.75" wide by 1" deep and weighs 8.8oz.
In good condition with signs of use commensurate with age (please see all pictures as they form part of the condition description).
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