Overall: 3 x 6 1/4 in. ( 7.6 x 15.9 cm )
engraved: on the front of the bowl: "JAMAICA CLUB/ APPRECIATION AWARD/ TO/ DOROTHY L. HUTCHINS/ GOVERNOR NORTHEAST DISTRICT/ FOR HER/ DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE CLUB/ OCTOBER 29, 1972/ ELVIRA S. THOMAS/ PRESIDENT" molded: on the applied medallion: "THE NA
Electroplated silver presentation bowl in the "Paul Revere" style; bowl with raised sides and a flared rim on a circular stepped foot; medallion applied to the side with the inscription, "THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION/ OF/ NEGRO BUSINESS/ AND PROFESSIONAL/ WOMEN'S CLUB/ INC."; inscribed, on the front of the bowl, "JAMAICA CLUB/ APPRECIATION AWARD/ TO/ DOROTHY L. HUTCHINS/ GOVERNOR NORTHEAST DISTRICT/ FOR HER/ DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE CLUB/ OCTOBER 29, 1972/ ELVIRA S. THOMAS/ PRESIDENT;" maker's label on the base.
This presentation bowl documents the important role clubs and membership organizations played in African-American communities during the twentieth century, providing a sense of community, pride in accomplishments and often financial assistence. They also provided opportunities for women, whose daily work may have been menial or unrewarding to achieve in another arena. This bowl records the entrance of African American women into the business community in 1972.
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