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Members Card - Band of Hope Union, London, circa 1890 Document Reg. No: SH 880288

Summary:
This is a membership or pledge card for the Band of Hope Union, a temperance society. It was printed in London in the 1890s. The members card was used in Geelong from 1908.

The Band of Hope Union was a Temperance Organisation for children founded in 1847. It became a generic name for Children's Temperance organisations.
Description:
This colour printed certificate (lithograph), is featured in a dark olive green frame. Four illustrations are featured at each corner of the certificate showing children performing four deeds indicative of temperance, i.e. Study (a boy and girl seated at a table with books), Play (a boy and girl at the seaside), Work (a girl seated on a couch sewing), and Prayer (two girls kneeling beside a bed praying). A red banner with gold text is at the top of the certificate. The printed text in the centre of the certificate is in black, red, blue and gold A gold plaque on the left hand side in the middle has dark gold text, as does a similar plaque on the right hand side. A cream plaque down the bottom has black text.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs M. Long, 1987
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 22.00 cm (Height), 16.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: societies, temperance movements
Themes this item is part of: Band of Hope Union, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: SOCIETIES
Secondary Classification: Temperance
Tertiary Classification: certificates
Inscriptions: Centre: MEMBERS CARD / This is to Certify that / William Long / BECAME A MEMBER OF / THE BAND OF HOPE / 189 (crossed out) 1908 F. Hill Secretary or Registrar / I PROMISE TO ABSTAIN FROM ALL INTOXICATING DRINKS AS BEVERAGES

Left hand side: STUDY; QUIT YOU / LIKE MEN / BE STRONG; WORK

Right hand side: PLAY; BE YE/STEADFAST/UNMOVABLE; PRAYER

Fine print at bottom: PLEDGE CARD D. May also be had including "TOBACCO" in pledge. Copyright.- United Kingdom Band of Hope Union, 60, Old Bailey, London, E.C./RIDDLE AND COUCHMAN LITH. LONDON
Issued By: Band of Hope Union, London, England, Great Britain, circa 1890
Manufacturer: Riddle & Couchman Lithographers, London, England, Great Britain, circa 1890
Place & Date Used: Geelong, Victoria, Australia, 1908

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