Framed collection of Carrie (or Carry) Amelia Nation – Prohibition era items, including autographed postcard. 1st-3rd items: Black and white photograph of Nation with studio marks for White, N.Y., lower left, flanked by two brass with mother of pearl miniature hatchet shaped pins attached to the mat, stamped "Carry A Nation" on handle. 4th item: Autographed chromolithographic postcard, "All Nations Are Welcome Except Carrie", with ink inscription / autograph reading "Carrie A Nation Feb 27 1908 Your loving Home Defender", across bottom. 5th and 6th items: two (2) temperance movement postcards. Postcards and photo matted, all housed under glass in a black wooden frame. Affixed to back is an envelope with Turner Art Gallery, Denver, CO label containing a late 20th c. postcard of Carrie Nation's home, "Hachet Hall" and a nine page magazine article about her. Sight – 19 3/8" H x 7 7/8" W. Framed – 21 3/8" H x 9 7/8" W. Provenance: Collection of internationally known ragtime pianist and historian Johnny Maddox, Gallatin, TN. Biography: Carrie Amelia Nation (1846-1911) was a member of the temperance movement, which opposed alcohol before the advent of Prohibition. She is particularly noteworthy for attacking alcohol-serving establishments (most often taverns) with a hatchet. CONDITION: Overall good condition. Few foxing spots to surface of mat. Bend to mat around photograph. Not examined outside of frame.
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