American National Red Cross

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 c...

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Corporate Author: Philadelphia Record
Format: Photo
Language: English
Published: 1933-1949
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Online Access: Philadelphia Record Photograph Morgue (Name Index)
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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.
These subject entries for the Philadelphia Record newspaper’s photo “morgue” are primarily for Places (buildings, parks, streets, etc.), Things (Bicycles, Bison, Blind Persons [just sampling the B’s]), Events (Democratic National Convention 1936, Flourtown Fair, Harvest Week) and Social Constructs (Home Economics, City Planning, Eating & Drinking, etc.). Each of these subjects became a MARC record which included a call number. In the case of these records, the call numbers are the actual folder numbers for the materials referenced. Therefore, these subject headings are really also an index for this section of the Philadelphia Record newspaper’s photograph morgue. [The name section of the Philadelphia Record photo morgue represents individuals, A-Z, and can be accessed through a separate index.]
Item Description: Part of the Philadelphia Record Photograph Collection; for general information, see collection record.
Physical Description: 89 photoprints : silver gelatin