Marion Klein at the NFBPWC convention, Portland, 1925

Purchase a reproduction of this item on


Marion Klein of Williamsport was from the Pennsylvania delegation of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs (NFBPWC). She is pictured here holding the delegation's mascot, a stuffed goat. From July 12 to July 18 of 1925, the NFBPWC held their seventh annual convention in Portland.

There was a good-natured tradition among these conventions for delegations to attempt to steal each others' mascots. These mascots usually represented an industry or cultural identity that the respective state was famous for.

Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please use this form.