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In 1874 she resigned as Dean of Women at Northwestern University to become the National Corresponding Secretary of the newly formed WCTU. From 1879 until her death in 1898 she served as its second National President. a. Statue of Willard in Statuary Hall, U.S. Capitol, 1917 drawing of statue. â€śGreetings from Illinois.â€ť DATED: 1919. b. Photograph of Rest Cottage, Formerly home of F.E. Willard, Now Nat. HDQTS. W.C.T.U, Illinois. DATED: 1910 c. Small photograph of Frances Willard with WCTUâ€™s motto, â€śFor God and Home and Native Land, Only the Golden Rule of God can bring the Golden Age of Man.â€ť
Pearlized Cary Nation Hatchet Pin with rhinestone in the center of the head. 1-1/2â€ť handle says â€śCary Nationâ€ś in white print. Written on the original off white card is â€śCarry A. Nation, Home Defender.â€ť An active member of the WCTU from the early 1890s, she was particularly well-known for promoting her viewpoint through vandalism. She would enter alcohol serving establishments, usually taverns, and try to destroy them with a hatchet.
Carry Nation (incorrectly spelled, "Carry Nations.") Caricature portrait of the temperance advocate painted on wood. Purchased in Pennsylvania in the early 1990s, seller said it had hung over a bar in New York City. 34â€ť x 24â€ť x 1-1/2.â€ť
Cobalt Ceramic Cuspidor embossed with leaves and highlighted with 4 gold painted fluere-de-lis around the sides. There is also a spray of gold along the inside top edge. 7-1/2â€ť diameter at the top edge and 5-1/2â€ť high. DATE: 1890s.
Pocket Spittoon, nickel plated brass oval shape w/screw on cap for emptying; hinged 1-3/4â€ť round door opens to tunnel like opening for spit, inside door is covered w/a screw on plate framed w/rubber, â€śThe KNY-Scheerer Corporation of America,â€ť and â€śGermany,â€ť 2â€ť x 4.â€ť Although it was purchased as a lady's spittoon it was probably designed for men and also used by women. DATED: 1926.
Oval Snuff Box, the lid is engraved with a parrot surrounded by fruit trees. Engraved on the bottom, â€śpatented March 24, 1868 and Feb 17, 1874.â€ť Measures 7.5â€ť x 2.5â€ť x 1.5.â€ť DATE: Circa 1874.
Green Pipe and Case, bakelite or similar plastic. The 1â€ť bowl is decorated with tiny colored rhinestones, The shank is 4-3/4.â€ť The case is faux snakeskin lined in white fur and silk. Made in Austria.
Cigarette Holder, 15â€ť opera length, ebonite w/brass metal tips, decorated w/etchings of smoke curl and flowers. DATE: 1920s.
Mini Heart Cigarette Lighter, nickel silver over brass w/a heavily embossed motif of leaves and scrolls. The front of the heart has a second very tiny heart shaped mirror. A tiny center knob at the top swings open from the side exposing the lighter. 1-1/4â€ť at its widest and 1-1/2â€ť high.
Betty Boop Butler Cigarette Stand, a 30â€ť wood cut out, painted in the traditional Betty Boop colors of red and black, a red dress, lips and earrings and black hair, facial features, heels and garter. The animated cartoon character was originally created as a French poodle in 1930 and became a human character in 1932. In the 1930s it was common to see this style cigarette stand of popular comic book characters. DATE: Mid to late 1930s.
Temperance Pin, silver WCTU 2 piece Pin. Pin back piece says â€śWTCUâ€ť and hanging piece says, â€śOratorical Prize.â€ť Measures 1â€ť x 3/4.â€ť The Womenâ€™s Christian Temperance Union was formed in 1874. Behind the WCTU's temperance reform was "protection of the home." The slogan "For God and Home and Native Land," later changed to "Every Land" expressed the WCTU's priorities. Through education and example the WCTU hoped to obtain pledges of total abstinence from alcohol, and later also tobacco and other drugs.