Membership card for the Ku Klux Klan for Axel Javert

Distributed by
Ku Klux Klan, 2nd, American, 1915 - 1944
Owned by
Javert, Axel, American, 1900 - 1980
Signed by
Alanson Ayres, H., American
Javert, Axel, American, 1900 - 1980
Medium
ink on paper, plastic
Dimensions
H x W: 2 5/16 × 3 9/16 in. (5.9 × 9.1 cm)
Type
membership cards
Place used
New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
1926
Description
A Ku Klux Klan membership card owned by Axel Javert. The paper card is printed in black, gold, green and red ink. The top of the card has “K-UNO K-DUO / KNIGHTS OF THE KU KLUX KLAN.” A red black and green insignia is at top center. The insignia has the words “Duty” and “Honor” incorporated in it. Text stating that Axel Javert is a member of the Ku Klux Klan appears below the insignia. The bottom is signed and dated by Axel Javert and H. Alanson Ayres. The back of the card has spaces to enter the owner’s signature and address.
Topic
African American
Fraternal organizations
United States--History--1919-1933
White supremacy movements
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Anonymous Gift
Object number
2013.231.15
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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