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The American Red Cross

They Are Looking to Us for Help--Are You One of Us? Add Your Bit to the Red Cross War Fund
L.N. Britton
They Are Looking to Us for Help--Are You One of Us? Add Your Bit to the Red Cross War Fund
Color lithograph poster
Brooklyn: Latham Lith. & Ptg. Co., 1917
Prints & Photographs Division (58.15)
Digital ID# cph 3g10785

During World War I, more than 18,000 Red Cross nurses served with Army and Navy Nurse Corps. In Europe, they worked at American base hospitals, in field units, and aboard ships. On the home front, they combated the 1918 influenza outbreak and provided medical supplies to military camps, munitions plants, and shipyards. World War I led to a marked increase in the number of women involved in public health nursing. Here in an appeal for funds to aid our allies abroad, a red cross shines like a beacon above some of the United States' most potent political symbols--the Washington Monument, the U.S. Capitol, and the Statue of Liberty.

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