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Banner used by the Oklahoma Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs

Unidentifiedca. 1924

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Washington, D.C., United States

A purple silk banner with gold fringe created for the Oklahoma Federation of Colored Women's Clubs. The message "OKLAHOMA / FEDERATION / OF / COLORED WOMEN / 1910" is painted across the banner in large gold letters. The bottom of the banner is scalloped and has an attached length of fringe. The top of the banner has a sewn loop running its length for a rod (2010.2.2b) to be inserted. There is a strip of gold fringe sewn just below this loop. The rod is currently stored in place in the banner. It is painted gold at the ends and has two carved wooden finial painted gold. 2010.2.2c is attached to the rod and 2010.2.2d is detached.

Details

  • Title: Banner used by the Oklahoma Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs
  • Creator: Unidentified
  • Date Created: ca. 1924
  • Physical Dimensions: H x W x D (2010.2.2d): 1 9/16 × 1 9/16 × 5 1/2 in. (4 × 4 × 14 cm)
  • Subject Keywords: Women, Activism, American South, American West, Communities, Associations and institutions, Civil rights, Political organizations, Politics, History, Communication
  • Medium: silk (fiber), wood, paint

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