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This gold-plated and mother-of-pearl souvenir hatchet pin belonged to Carry A Nation. A resident of Medicine Lodge, Kansas, Nation achieved infamy for attacking saloons with a hatchet to discourage drinking. She was frequently jailed for vandalism. Nation adopted the practice of selling these souvenir hatchet pins to raise funds and awareness for her cause.
Date: between 1901 and 1911
Item Number: 224702
KSHS Identifier: 1999.56.13
Collections - Museum
Community Life - Clubs and organizations - Reform/Advocacy - Woman's Christian Temperance Union
Date - 1900s
Date - 1910s
Government and Politics - Reform and Protest - Prohibition and temperance
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Personal Symbol - Pin
People - Notable Kansans - Nation, Carry Amelia,1846-1911
Type of Material - Objects and Artifacts