[Saloons Must Go]


Frances Willard was founder of the Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) and Anna Gordon x1875 was her secretary. The following postcards mention Anna Gordon.

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All cards are available with both front and back scans, and comments about what is written on the front or back, either by the user or by the publisher, are included below.

Temperance Postcard
front "Loyal Temperance Legion / God Home Native Land / Tremble King Alcohol, We Shall Grow Up!"
back Divided back, stamp box, unused. "Anna A. Gordon Japanese Fund"

Saloons Must Go
front Music and lyrics to "Saloons Must Go," a song credited to Frances E. Willard and Anna A. Gordon.
back Divided back, postmarked Jul 17, 1908 in Rtuland, VT. Published by Miss. Ruby I. Gilbert, Chicago, Ill. "Poultney, Vt. Dear Mac. Yours at hand. Have made arrangements practically for reports this year. Wish I had heard from you sooner. Will you figure on 1000, 75 pages, directories, constitution treasurer's report 8 pt. body of book 10 pt. Those are specifications this year. Your price was a trifle lower than last year[.] If your price as above is low will remember you next year. Cordially J. L. Van Avery"

WCTU Convention, 1906
front "The World's WCTU Seventh Tri-ennial Convention Oct. 17-24. 1906 Boston Mass." Includes a photo of Anna A. Gordon in the lower left corner. Inscription: "With love from Clara. Wish you were here. Sunday Evening. Boston November 18, 1906." Published by Chase & Hunt Co., Opticians, Tremont Temple, Boston.
back Undivided back, stamp box, stamped and addressed, but no postmark.

The Willard
front "The Willard / Headquarters of the National WCTU Evanston, Ill." Printed inscription: "Portland, Me., Jan. 4, 1906. My Dear Friend: Please accept our hearty thanks for your part in the "L.T.L. Snowstorm" which came to us durign Christmas week. Its drifts were deep, but they warmed our hearts with love and good cheer. We pray that 1906 may bring great blessings to you and to all members of the L.T.L. Affectionately yours, Lillian M.N. Stevens. Anna A. Gordon." Published by The Union Signal, Evanston, Ill.
back Undivided back, stamp box, unused.