American National Red Cross

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Corporate Author: Philadelphia Record
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: 1933-1949
Subjects: American National Red Cross
Emergency medical services
Sewing
Disaster relief > Pennsylvania
Women > Organizations
Charitable organizations
Parades & processions > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia
Summary: Documents activities of the American National Red Cross emphasizing branches in southeastern Pennsylvania and Delaware. Most images portray workers in uniform preparing first aid kits, sewing, teaching nursing skills, and fundraising. Shows the Berwyn-Paoli branch members practicing driving in a convoy, and with a new ambulance. Depicts other volunteers manning telephones for disaster preparedness. Highlights red cross rallies at Convention Hall and the 1949 national convention in Philadelphia. Includes views of Red Cross parade floats. Portrays Red Cross leaders with Cardinal Dougherty and Philadelphia mayors. Other notable images document first aid training for Philadelphia Record staff, Red Cross workers in the FPhillipines, Walter W. Seaton painting a campaign poster, and sacks of flour for the poor.
Item Description: Part of the Philadelphia Record Photograph Collection; for general information, see collection record.
Physical Description: 89 photoprints : silver gelatin

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