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American Red Cross Uniform, circa 1945

Mercantile Uniforms1943/1947

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford

American Red Cross volunteers have served bravely for the last century and a half. This uniform represents the corps of women known as "The Gray Lady Service," taken from the color of their uniform, serving soldiers in non-medical capacities during and between wars, such as writing letters, delivering bandages, or serving snacks to men who needed physical and emotional comfort.

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  • Title: American Red Cross Uniform, circa 1945
  • Creator: Mercantile Uniforms
  • Date Created: 1943/1947
  • Location: United States, New York, New York
  • Subject Keywords: American Red Cross, Volunteers, Uniforms, Dresses (Garments), Women's clothing, Clothing
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Uniform
  • Object ID: 90.409.1.1
  • Image ID: THF94383
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Nancy E.V. Bryk


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