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Chicago Junior Red Cross, 4 Original Photos ca. 1924, Christmas Tree & Dressed in Native Costume


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Wonderful lot of four early, original 8×10” photos related to the Junior Red Cross of America. The children are apparently representing the giving of international aid that they provide to others less fortunate than themselves. From the Red Cross website: “After the war, members of the Junior Red Cross kept working to make children’s lives better, both overseas and here at home. Through the National Children’s Fund, the Junior Red Cross aided war victims and refugees throughout Europe and helped fight against the influenza pandemic which struck both Europe and America.”

Lot Includes:

1) Three girls and a boy decorating a holiday tree, with Red Cross symbols on their arms and a banner behind them.

2) Four girls with same banner and tree backdrop, one dressed as an old woman with a cane with a parcel on her lap, one girl holds a wand.

3) Six girls with same banner and tree backdrop, one holding up an issue of “Junior Red Cross News”, some of the others dressed in traditional costumes of European countries, and one as a gypsy.

4) 4) Children of the Altgeld School, June Class 1924 depicting some of the same girls as in the Red Cross photos, American flag in the background. Caption on back: “My last graduating class before I came to California”.

Photos 1-3 stamped on the back “Photo by F. P. Burke, Chicago”. Photo 4 signed on front “Photos by F A Taylor, Chicago”. In very good condition with some silvering in spots, class photo with some white spotting at base in image.