|Title||National Building of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union commemorative medal (reverse) |
|Publication Date||ca. 1890 |
|Notes||The center of the medal is stamped with bust portraits of Frances Willard and Matilda Carse. Stamped along the edge of the medal: Frances E. Willard, President of NWCTU. Matilda B. Carse, Founder of the Temple. For God and home and every land.|
Frances Willard helped to found the Woman's Christian Temperance Union in 1873. As the organization's second president, she was a very influential temperance reformer and proponent of women's suffrage.
Matilda Carse was a businesswoman who became president of the Central Chicago WCTU in 1878. In this role, she sponsored reform activities to improve conditions for the working class in Chicago, was instrumental in developing the successful Woman's Temperance Publishing Association, and took on the creation of the Temperance Temple as her personal project.
|Subjects (LCSH)||Willard, Frances E. (Frances Elizabeth), 1839-1898; Carse, Matilda B.; Temperance--United States |
|Geographic Coverage||United States--Illinois--Chicago|
|Digital Collection||Pamphlet and Textual Documents Collection|
|Digital ID Number||PAM0273 |
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Lucy Gearhart papers. Accession no. 558-1, Box 3 |
|Physical Description||50 mm. diam. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original item at 800 dpi saved in TIFF format, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm software's JPEG2000 Extension. 2010 |