Ku Klux Klan, KKK, KKK in Maine, Racism, White Supremacy, Seal, Seal Press, Woman of the Ku Klux Klan, WKKK, Augusta Maine, Bath Maine
Stephen Flynn discovered these two seal presses on Higgins Beach in Scarborough, Maine, in 1978. They were found in the remains of the Silver Sands Hotel, which had to be destroyed after damage caused by a storm. Two seal presses were from the Women's Ku Klux Klan organizations of Augusta and Bath, Maine. The one from WKKK chapter of Augusta, Maine reads: “Women of the Ku Klux Klan; Capital City Klan; Klan No 11 Augusta, Maine.” In the center there is a shield with a cross and the letters W, K, K, K, at the top, bottom, and sides of the cross. The seal from WKKK chapter of Bath, Maine reads: “Women of the Ku Klux Klan; Bath Klan; Klan No 15 Bath, Maine.” There is also an image of a shield in its center (but no cross) with the letters W, K, K, and K. undated
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Flynn Seal Presses, African American Collection of Maine, Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine, University of Southern Maine Libraries.