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Lennon and Gibbons Clothiers

Lennon and Gibbons Clothiers Advertising Button Museum
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LENNON & GIBBONS. CLOTHIERS
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Illustration of two people in dresses holding an ax over their heads on a brown background with lightbrown text above and below

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SHEPHERD PHOTO CO. BUTTONS AND BADGES ST. PAUL MINN.

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The Lennon and Gibbons clothing store of St. Paul, Minnesota opened in 1899. This button depicts two women advocating liquor prohibition in the early 1900s. The woman on the left is wearing a tunic for the Modern Woodsman of America (MWA), a tax-exempt fraternal benefit society that sells life insurance to improve the quality of life of their members. The woman on the right is temperance activist Carrie Nation, known for smashing saloon windows with a hatchet, which is also pictured. 

Lennon and Gibbons Clothiers most likely supported the temperance movement as demonstrated by this button.

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AD0177
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