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

Created by
Unidentified
Subject of
National Association of Colored Women's Clubs, American, founded 1896
Oklahoma Federation of Colored Women's Clubs, American, founded 1910
Date
ca. 1924
On View
Concourse 2, C 2053
Museum MapsObjects in this Location
Exhibition
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
Medium
silk (fiber), wood, paint
Dimensions
H x W x D (2010.2.2a-d): 38 × 41 × 1 3/8 in. (96.5 × 104.1 × 3.5 cm)
H x W (2010.2.2a): 36 × 29 in. (91.4 × 73.7 cm)
H x W x D (2010.2.bc): 1 9/16 × 36 3/4 × 1 9/16 in. (4 × 93.3 × 4 cm)
H x W x D (2010.2.2d): 1 9/16 × 1 9/16 × 5 1/2 in. (4 × 4 × 14 cm)
Description
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.
Place collected
Muskogee, Muskogee County, Oklahoma, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Textiles
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Type
banners
Topic
Activism
American South
American West
Associations and institutions
Civil rights
Communication
Communities
Political organizations
Politics
U.S. History, 1865-1921
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2010.2.2a-d
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd54a1a64ad-4d05-4979-a43c-bcd4e1194237