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American Junior Red Cross Poster

c 1940-1945

World Chess Hall of Fame, Saint Louis, Missouri

World Chess Hall of Fame, Saint Louis, Missouri

In this promotional poster for the American Junior Red Cross, children collect aid and comfort items, including a chess and checker board. Founded in 1917, the American Junior Red Cross collected comfort and recreational materials for the United States’ armed forces as well as for foreign refugees and children suffering due to the destruction of war. In 1942, members of the American Junior Red Cross in Chicago public schools constructed game sets for members of the military, which supplemented the students’ earlier efforts building splints, stretchers, and first aid equipment.

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  • Title: American Junior Red Cross Poster
  • Date Created: c 1940-1945
  • Physical Dimensions: 14 1/2 x 22 1/2 in.
  • Provenance: Collection of the World Chess Hall of Fame
  • Type: Poster
  • Rights: ©World Chess Hall of Fame, Installation Photo: Michael DeFilippo, ©The American National Red Cross
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