Red cross cap


Title
Red cross cap
Description
The American Red Cross, founded in 1881, focuses on disaster relief, public health, and the casualties of war. This cap was manufactured by Kay’s Cap in New York City. It was worn by a Red Cross nurse during the early 1900s. It is not known how or where this nurse served, but there are many possibilities. Red Cross nurses served their country during World War I and World War II, both overseas and on the home front. They also provided aid to victims of natural disasters, epidemics, and even to those who found themselves unemployed during the Depression era. Although the Red Cross is well known today for its work with blood donation, the organization did not begin its blood programs until after World War II.
Date
1900-1950
Original Format
costume
Extent
Local Identifier
Country Doctor Museum
Subject(s)
Location of Original
Country Doctor Museum
Rights
This item has been made available by The Country Doctor Museum for use in research, teaching, and private study. Researchers are responsible for using these materials in accordance with Title 17 of the United States Code and any other applicable statutes. For information regarding reproduction, please contact The Country Doctor Museum at hslcdm@ecu.edu;
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