Since Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross in 1881, women have played an important part in advancing the organization’s programs and services. As we close out Women’s History month, our last installment features images of women in Red Cross paintings. The Red Cross collection contains paintings by well-known illustrators dating from the early to mid-twentieth century. The paintings, many of them featuring women, were turned into posters promoting Red Cross fundraising, preparedness training and membership drives.
Howard Chandler Christy, c. 1919
Frederick Sands Brunner, c. World War II
Hayden Hayden, c. 1937
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