C1915 RPPC Black Ladies "Household of Ruth" Bangor ME

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 31, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House

Recently found here in Maine at a small estate auction.

An early circa 1915 RPPC (Real Photo Post Card) showing the early Bangor Maine Black Ladies Group - "The Household of Ruth".

This organization was the women’s auxiliary to the African American Odd Fellows order. Household of Ruth was organized in 1857 for the admission of the wives or women related to men in the fraternal order of Odd Fellows.

The group is carrying a banner which reads in part Household of Ruth - Bangor.

Unmarked postally. .

Measures 5.3" x 3.5"

Somewhere between fair to good condition.Slight corner roughness; slight soiling & foxing; slight bowing of card which will flatter when inserted in album.

Historically an uncommon and important card.

Guaranteed all oiriginal circa 1915- not a later reprint of any sort - and just as described..

NO Out of country sale.

Maine residents must provide copy of their Annual Resale Certificate or pay 5% sales tax.