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DAUGHTERS of AMERICA Letterpress Printers Block

Size: 9 x 10 pica (1 ?? x 1 5/8?)

Description: The Daughters of America was formed in 1891 as an auxiliary to the Jr. Order of United American Mechanics. Its first charter, issued in Allegheny County PA was in the name of The National Council Daughters of America. Although intended as an auxiliary organization, it did not receive recognition from the male order until 1926. The eagle and stars signify Patriotism and the Holy Bible signifies religion. Electrotype copper face mounted on hardwood printing block.

Foundry Marking: None