Order form for Ku Klux Klan robes

Distributed by
United Klans of America, American
Subject of
Ku Klux Klan, 2nd, American, 1915 - 1944
Date
ca. 1925
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 9 × 5 in. (22.9 × 12.7 cm)
Description
A paper order form for Ku Klux Klan member’s robes. The form is printed on white paper with black ink. Printed at the top of the form is “PLEASE SEND ORDERS TO: / UNITED KLANS OF AMERICA / P.O. Box 411 / PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA 23705.” Six types of robes are listed below the address for customers to choose from. The form has a diagram of a robe at the center of the form. To the left of the diagram is a box to enter measurements and measurement guide is on the right side. Below the diagram at the bottom of the form are blank spaces to enter shipping information. The back of the order form is blank.
Statement
Objects depicting symbols of hate or related to organized hate groups may be offensive and disturbing, but the NMAAHC aims to include them in the Collection to present and preserve the historical context in which they were created and used. Objects of this type provide an important historical record from which to study and evaluate history and culture.
Place used
Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Type
order forms
Topic
Business
Clothing and dress
Fraternal organizations
U.S. History, 1919-1933
White supremacy movements
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Anonymous Gift
Object number
2013.231.16
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5348fb7db-ec83-44a6-98a5-81adca5200e1