[DASHBOARD CARD] BNAI BRITH BUTTE, MONT. JUNE 27 TO 30 OFFICIAL COURTESY CAR NO. 226 SLIP
[No Publisher], 1936. Item #40502
Original illustrated delegate’s and visitor’s dashboard card for the Bnai Brith Convention District No. 4 in Butte, Montana. The weekend meeting was at the B’nai Brith District Grand Lodge there. An interesting example of Nazi-era protection for American Jews, this ticket was issued with the endorsement of the Butte Chief of Police and the Mayor, who welcomed the attendees with a key to the city and protection from the police. Interestingly, Butte was a Jewish-friendly town from the beginning: Henry Jacobs, a Jewish immigrant from Baden, Germany, who fought as a Confederate soldier at the Battle of Vicksburg, served as Butte’s first mayor from 1879 to 1880; he also served as a school trustee, president of the Hebrew Benevolent Association and president of the local chapter of the International Order of Foresters. B’nai Brith is the largest and oldest Jewish fraternal organization in the world. SUBJECTS: Jewish fraternal organizations. OCLC doesn’t list any copies. Very good condition on glossy paper. (AMR-54-9).