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From the Archives…Women in the Red Cross

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

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Frederick Sands Brunner, c. World War II<br /><br /><br /><br />
During World War II, the Red Cross Home Nursing course provided basic skills to care for the sick.

Frederick Sands Brunner, c. World War II


 Hayden Hayden, c. 1937








2 Responses to “From the Archives…Women in the Red Cross”

  1. I found a WWI diary of a Lakeside Unit Red Cross Nurse in my late wife’s papers and wanted to contact an archivist regarding transcribing/annotating/IDing the diarist.

    Any suggestions appreciated

  2. Hi Paul! You can contact us via this form – your inquiry will get directed to the appropriate archivist. Thanks again! http://www.redcross.org/contact-us/general-inquiry

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