Mar 31, 2016 - Sale 2408

Sale 2408 - Lot 206

Price Realized: $ 1,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(CIVIL RIGHTS--KU KLUX KLAN.) VERMONT. Two panoramic Klan photographs. The first, "Judge Orbison in Action. KKK Celebration at Montpelier VT, July 4, 1927." The second, "Klanspeople that finished in spite of the rain." Panoramic photographs, 25 x 8 and 36 x 8 inches, light sepia toning with the captions in white in the negative. By B.B. Barker. Montpelier, VT 1927

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A classic Fourth of July picnic, with an unlikely cast of characters. By the mid 1920's the Klan boasted a surprisingly high membership in Vermont, with great popularity among young women. The latter would often go on 'night rides' with young Klansmen, both dressed in the traditional white robes. The Klan's post-Civil War reorganization in the 1920's brought with it a great deal of 'nativist' hatred directed at Jews and Catholic European immigrants while retaining their more traditional hatred of brown people and black people.