HOTEL CLINTON : CLINTON, NEW YORK : WOMAN’S CHRISTIAN TEMPERANCE UNION FOUNTAIN

This vintage postcard features Hotel Clinton, located in Jordan, New York. Jordan is part of the Syracuse metropolitan area. Note the historic WCTU fountain in front of the hotel. The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union erected fountains such as this aound the US. The organization was founded in Ohio in 1874. The group obtained pledges from people promising absain from alcohol, and later, tobacco, and illicit drugs. The WCTU erected public water fountains across the country as a symbolic means of substituting water for alcohol. This vintage postcard was published by William Jubb. The firm was located in Syracuse, New York. (SOLD)