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Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919 Image Library

Books, Brochures, Articles, and Other Ephemera Provided Photographs and Illustrations of the Conditions and Experiences of Americans During the Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919.

Soldiers at Camp Dix Gargling With Salt and Water After a Day Working in the War Garden.

Soldiers at Camp Dix Gargling With Salt and Water After a Day Working in the War Garden. This Is a Preventive Measure Against the Epidemic of Influenza Which Has Spread to Army Camps, 24 September 1918. Photograph © Western Newspaper Union PN # 63181. National Archives and Records Administration RG 165-WW-269B-6. NARA ID # 45499299. GGA Image ID # 150e989996

St. Louis Red Cross Motor Corps on Duty During October 1918 Influenza Epidemic.

St. Louis Red Cross Motor Corps on Duty During October 1918 Influenza Epidemic. Photograph shows mask-wearing women holding stretchers at backs of ambulances. Library of Congress # 2011661525. GGA Image ID # 1501b49cff

Demonstration at the Red Cross Emergency Ambulance Station in Washington, D.C.

Demonstration at the Red Cross Emergency Ambulance Station in Washington, D.C., During the Influenza Pandemic of 1918. National Photo Company Collection at the Library of Congress. LC # 2016844534. GGA Image ID # 1504ad78c2

wo Red Cross Nurses Perform Demonstration at Emergency Amubulance Station in Washington, DC

Two Red Cross Nurses Perform Demonstration at Emergency Amubulance Station in Washington, DC During the Influenza Pandemic of 1918. National Photo Company Collection at the Library of Congress. LC # 00652429. GGA Image ID # 1504dfeb81

Nurse Wearing a Mask as a Protection Against the Disease, Which Is Contagious, Filling Pitcher From Water Hydrant.

Fighting Influenza in the United States. to Successfully Combat the Influenza Which Has Stricken a Number of Our Army and Navy Boys, a Special Camp Has Been Fitted up on the Grounds of the Corray Hill Hospital in Brookline, Massachusetts. "Flu Masks" Were Adopted by Nurses in the Hospitals, by Civilians, Who Were Not Too Proud to Wear Them, and by "White Wings" Who Were Daily Exposed to the Dust of the City Streets. The Nurse Shown Above is Wearing a Mask as a Protection Against the Disease, Which Is Contagious, Filling a Pitcher From Water Hydrant. Photograph © Western Newspaper Union Taken 13 September 1918. National Archives and Records Administration RG 165-WW-269B-5. NARA ID # 45499297. GGA Image ID # 1507ba883f

Gauze Masks Prevent Spreading of Influenza.

Gauze Masks Prevent Spreading of Influenza. At the Red Cross Headquarters, Workers Are Busily Engaged in Turning out Gauze Masks to Prevent Spanish Influenza. Soldiers in Many Army Camps Are Wearing Them. Photograph © Underwood & Underwood 3 October 1918. National Archives and Records Administration RG 165-WW-269B-52. NARA ID # 45499393. GGA Image ID # 15074d34e6

Explosion at Shell Loading Plant of T.A. Gillespie & Co. Morgan, N.J.Explosion at Shell Loading Plant of T.A. Gillespie & Co. Morgan, N.J. Sailor and Member of the Women's Motor Corps Wearing Masks in Their Treatment of Influenza Patients Injured by the Explosion. Photograph © Underwood & Underwood, New York, Taken 5 October 1918. National Archives and Records Administration RG 165-WW-269B-54. NARA ID # 45499397. GGA Image ID # 150e6e939d

Police Officer Wears Mask for Protection Against Influenza, 7 October 1918.

Police Officer Wears Mask for Protection Against Influenza, 7 October 1918. 1700 of these Masks were Distributed by Policemen to Police Stations, to be Used Whenever Duty Calls. Photograph © International Film Service, New York. National Archives and Records Administration RG 165-WW-269B-30. NARA ID # 45499349. GGA Image ID # 150d626a5d

Red Cross Motor Corps Ambulances Used in St. Louis, MO During Influenza Epidemic.

Red Cross Motor Corps Ambulances Used in St. Louis, MO During Influenza Epidemic. Photograph Courtesy of the American Red Cross. Taken 10 October 1918. National Archives and Records Administration RG 165-WW-37B-12. NARA ID # 20802538. GGA Image ID # 15085d034e

New York City Letter Carrier Wears Protective Mask During Influenza Epidemic.

New York City Letter Carrier Wears Protective Mask During Influenza Epidemic. Photograph © Underwood & Underwood Taken 16 October 1918. National Archives and Records Administration RG 165-WW-269B-15. NARA ID # 45499319. GGA Image ID # 1507e95367

New York City Traffic Cop Wears Gauze Mask for Protection Against Influenza.

New York City Traffic Cop Wears Gauze Mask for Protection Against Influenza. Photograph © Underwood & Underwood, NY. Taken 16 October 1918. National Archives and Records Administration RG 165-WW-269B-0. NARA ID # 45499301. GGA Image ID # 1507f365a4

New York City Conductorettes Wearing Masks for Protection Against Influenza.

New York City Conductorettes Wearing Masks for Protection Against Influenza. Photograph © Underwood & Underwood, NY. Taken 16 October 1918. National Archives and Records Administration RG 165-WW-269B-17. NARA ID # 45499323. GGA Image ID # 15080552dc

Street Cleaner Wears Mask During Influenza Epidemic, 16 October 1918.

Street Cleaner Wears Mask During Influenza Epidemic, 16 October 1918. Photograph © Underwood and Underwood, New York. National Archives and Records Administration RG 165-WW-269B-34. NARA ID # 45499357. GGA Image ID # 150a603368

Elevator Operator in New York City Wears Protective Mask During Influenza Epidemic, 16 October 1918.

Elevator Operator in New York City Wears Protective Mask During Influenza Epidemic, 16 October 1918. Photograph © Underwood & Underwood, NY. National Archives and Records Administration RG 165-WW-269B-53. NARA ID # 45499395. GGA Image ID # 150b529496

Girls Clerks in New York Work Wearing Protective Masks Against Influenza Epidemic, Carefully Tied About Their Faces.

Girls Clerks in New York Work Wearing Protective Masks Against Influenza Epidemic, Carefully Tied About Their Faces. Photograph © Underwood & Underwood, NY Taken 16 October 1918. National Archives and Records Administration RG 165-WW-269B-24. NARA ID # 45499337. GGA Image ID # 150c718652

New York City Typist Wears Her Influenza Mask.

New York City Typist Wears Her Influenza Mask. Aroused by Hold that Disease has Taken in New York City, Practically Every Worker has Muffled Their Faces in Gauze Masks as a Protection against the Pandemic. Photograph © Underwood & Underwood, NY. Taken 16 October 1918. National Archives and Records Administration RG 165-WW-269B-16. NARA ID # 45499321. GGA Image ID # 150e9e51f2

Mask Worn by NYC Street Cleaner to Check Influenza Spread.

Mask Worn by NYC Street Cleaner to Check Influenza Spread. The Admonition of the New York Health Board to Wear Masks to Check the Spread of Influenza Epidemic Has Been Headed: "Better Ridiculous Than Dead", Is the View of One Official. Photograph © Western Newspaper Union Service. National Archives and Records Administration RG 165-WW-269B-23. NARA ID # 45499335. GGA Image ID # 150ef1c8d8

Soldiers Passing Through Cincinnati on Furlough, Bring Their Anti-Spanish Influenza Masks Along From Camp Gordon.

Soldiers Passing Through Cincinnati on Furlough, Bring Their Anti-Spanish Influenza Masks Along From Camp Gordon. Photograph by Felix J. Koch Circa 22 October 1918. National Archives and Records Administration RG 165-WW-269B-28. NARA ID # 45499345. GGA Image ID # 1506f2e9e3

Cincinnati Barbers Wearing Masks During the Influenza Epidemic

Cincinnati Barbers Wearing Masks During the Influenza Epidemic -- a Precaution Barbers All Over the Country Adopted. Photograph by Felix J. Koch Taken 26 October 1918. National Archives and Records Administration RG 165-WW-269B-14. NARA ID # 45499317. GGA Image ID # 150597f5b9

The Epidemic of Spanish Influenza Puts a Five Weeks' Stop to All Red Cross Unit Work in South Ohio.

The Epidemic of Spanish Influenza Puts a Five Weeks' Stop to All Red Cross Unit Work in South Ohio. So Many Red Cross Workers Toiled for the Cause in Their Homes. Shown Above, a Mother and Daughter Secured a "Patch" From Each Family Free From the Epidemic and Worked Them Into the Quilt Shown, for the Soldiers at Miamitown, Ohio. Photograph by Felix J. Koch Taken 27 October 1918. National Archives and Records Administration RG 165-WW 269B56. NARA ID # 45499401. GGA Image ID # 1505732dae

Red Cross Motor Corps on Duty St. Louis, Missouri, Circa October 1918.

Red Cross Motor Corps on Duty St. Louis, Missouri, Circa October 1918. Photograph Courtesy of the American Red Cross. National Archives and Records Administration RG 65-WW-269B-3. NARA ID # 45499293. GGA Image ID # 1508d4b79b

Emergency Hospital, Brookline, Massachusetts, to Care for Influenza Cases Circa October 1918.

Emergency Hospital, Brookline, Massachusetts, to Care for Influenza Cases Circa October 1918. Photograph © The Boston Globe. National Archives and Records Administration RG 165-WW-269B-19. NARA ID # 45499327. GGA Image ID # 1509f43285

Nurse Taking Patient's Pulse at Influenza ward, Walter Reed Hospital, Wash., DC.

Nurse Taking Patient's Pulse at Influenza ward, Walter Reed Hospital, Wash., DC. Photo by Harris & Ewing ca. 1 November 1918. Library of Congress # 2016648028. GGA Image ID # 1501d60006

A Governor's Wife Nursing Influenza Victims.

A Governor's Wife Nursing Influenza Victims. Mrs. Westmoreland Davis, Wife of Virginia's Governor, at the John Marshall High School, now Turned Into an Emergency Hospital. Photograph © Underwood & Underwood, New York. The Literary Digest, 2 November 1918. GGA Image ID # 150ca40b66

Mrs. Mcadoo Aids Influenza Sufferers in Washington, D.C.

Mrs. Mcadoo Aids Influenza Sufferers in Washington, D.C. Mrs. William G. Mcadoo, Wife of the Secretary of the Treasury, and Chairman of the Red Cross Committee of the Treasury Department, Established a Relief Corps for Employees of the Government in Washington Who Were Stricken With Spanish Influenza. Photo Circa 4 November 1918. National Archives and Records Administration RG 165-WW-55A-40. NARA ID # 20806216. GGA Image ID # 1507a4383a

Spraying Machine - A Preventative Treatment Against Influenza at Love Field, Texas, 6 November 1918.

Spraying Machine - A Preventative Treatment Against Influenza at Love Field, Texas, 6 November 1918. National Archives and Records Administration RG 165-WW-269B-2. NARA ID # 45499291. GGA Image ID # 15091ddf11

Soldiers Line Up at the Spraying Station at Love Field in Dallas Texas 6 November 1918.

Soldiers Line Up at the Spraying Station at Love Field in Dallas Texas 6 November 1918 for Preventative Treatment Against Influenza. Photograph Courtesy of D.M.A. National Archives and Records Administration RG 165-WW-269B-36. NARA ID # 45499361. GGA Image ID # 150d1b9fca

Convalescent Influenza Patients, Method of Isolation Due to Overflow of Hospital at Eberts Field, Lonoke, Arkansas.

Convalescent Influenza Patients, Method of Isolation Due to Overflow of Hospital at Eberts Field, Lonoke, Arkansas. Photograph D.M.A. circa 7 November 1918. National Archives and Records Administration RG 165-WW-269B-0. NARA ID # 45499287. GGA Image ID # 150860d421

Hangar at Eberts Field in Lonoke, Arkansas Converted Into Hospital Wards to Care for Influenza Patients, 7 November 1918.

Hangar at Eberts Field in Lonoke, Arkansas Converted Into Hospital Wards to Care for Influenza Patients, 7 November 1918. Photograph From D.M.A. National Archives and Records Administration RG 165-WW-269B-49. NARA ID # 45499387. GGA Image ID # 150b2d7ef5

Trolley Car Windows Were Kept Open to Prevent the Spread of Spanish Influenza

Trolley Car Windows Were Kept Open to Prevent the Spread of Spanish Influenza Which Did Much to Slow up War Progress in This Country. This Photo Was Taken in Cincinnati. the Practice of Keeping Windows Open Was Nationwide During the Influenza Epidemic. Photo by Felix J. Koch Taken Circa 8 November 1918. National Archives and Records Administration RG 165-WW-269B-22. NARA ID # 45499333. GGA Image ID # 15063e3ec7

Automobile Owners Were Asked to List Their Machines Here for Use During the Epidemic. Washington, DC.

Automobile Owners Were Asked to List Their Machines Here for Use During the Epidemic. Washington, DC. American Red Cross - Headquarters & Buildings - Red Cross Motor Corps. Headquarters of Emergency Corps During Influenza Epidemic. Photo Courtesy of the American Red Cross Taken Circa 14 November 1918. National Archives and Records Administration RG 165-WW-36C-57. NARA ID # 20802392. GGA Image ID # 15068a7d3a

Spanish Influenza in Army Hospitals.

Spanish Influenza in Army Hospitals. Masks and Cubicles Used in United States of America General Hospital Number 4, Fort Porter, New York. Patients' Beds Are Reversed, Alternately, so Breath of One Patient Will Not Be Directed Toward the Face of Another. Photo circa 19 November 1918. National Archives and Records Administration RG 165-WW-269B-4. NARA ID # 45499295. GGA Image ID # 1507797886

Persons of the Office Force Used Masks at Work. Showing Dictation Being Giving Through the Masks.

Spanish Influenza in Army Hospitals. In Hospital Number 4 at Fort Porter, New York, the Epidemic Was Guarded Against so Closely That Persons of the Office Force Used Masks at Work. Showing Dictation Being Giving Through the Masks. Photograph circa 19 November 1918. National Archives and Records Administration RG 165-WW-269B-33. NARA ID # 45499355. GGA Image ID # 150784d6e6

The Red Cross Emergency Ambulance Station of the District of Columbia Chapter Is Usually a Busy Place.

The Red Cross Emergency Ambulance Station of the District of Columbia Chapter Is Usually a Busy Place. But During the Influenza Epidemic of the Autumn of 1918 It Was Worked Over Time. American National Red Cross Photograph Collection at the Library of Congress. LC # 2017668253. GGA Image ID # 1501defd8a

Fighting Influenza in Seattle. Flu Serum Injection, Seattle, Washington Circa December 1918.

Fighting Influenza in Seattle. Flu Serum Injection, Seattle, Washington Circa December 1918. National Archives and Records Administration RG 165-WW-269B-9. NARA ID # 45499307. GGA Image ID # 1509e463e1

Red Cross Workers Combat the Influenza Epidemic Wearing Protective Masks in Seattle, Washingon, circa December 1918.

Red Cross Workers Combat the Influenza Epidemic Wearing Protective Masks in Seattle, Washingon, circa December 1918. Photograph © Webster & Stevens. National Archives and Records Administration RG 165-WW-269B-10. NARA ID # 45499309. GGA Image ID # 150b90e390

Policement in Seattle, Washington, Wearing Masks Made by the Seattle Chapter of the Red Cross

Policement in Seattle, Washington, Wearing Masks Made by the Seattle Chapter of the Red Cross, During the Influenza Epidemic, circa December 1918. Photograph Courtesy of the American Red Cross. National Archives and Records Administration RG 165-WW-269B-25. NARA ID # 45499339. The Red Cross Magazine, January 1919. GGA Image ID # 150c85e92a

American Children Make Toys for War Refugees.

American Children Make Toys for War Refugees. While Schools Were Closed During the Influenza Epidemic, Many American Children Made Toys for the Refugee Children Overseas. Photograph Courtesy of the American Red Cross. National Archives and Records Administration RG 165-WW-178C-17. NARA ID # 31483174. GGA Image ID # 150e27f8aa

American Children Make Toys for Refugee Kiddies Overseas.

American Children Make Toys for Refugee Kiddies Overseas. While Schools Were Closed During the Influenza Epidemic, American Children Made Toys for Their Unfortunate Brothers and Sisters Overseas. Mountain Division, Denver, Colorado, circa December 1918. Photograph Courtesy of the American Red Cross, PN 03444. National Archives and Records Administration RG 165-WW-68E-8. NARA ID # 20808596. GGA Image ID # 150ef90ee6

Community Center Diet Kitchen for Influenza Patients. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Community Center Diet Kitchen for Influenza Patients. Salt Lake City, Utah. Photograph by American Red Cross circa 1918. American National Red Cross Photograph Collection at the Library of Congress. LC # 2017669343. GGA Image ID # 1501ea5eb9

Nurses Wear Protective Masks in Boston Hospitals During Influenza Epidemic, 1918.

Nurses Wear Protective Masks in Boston Hospitals During Influenza Epidemic, 1918. Photograph © International Film Service, New York. National Archives and Records Administration RG 165-WW-269B-44. NARA ID # 45499377. GGA Image ID # 150aed5d02

Ambulance Crew at Special War Influenza Hospital During Influenza Epidemic, Emery Hill, Lawrence, Massachusetts, Circa 1918.

Ambulance Crew at Special War Influenza Hospital During Influenza Epidemic, Emery Hill, Lawrence, Massachusetts, Circa 1918. Photograph Courtesy of State Armory, Lawrence, MA. National Archives and Records Administration RG 165-WW-269B-45. NARA ID # 45499379. GGA Image ID # 150af40cc8

Guard Stationed Outside Major's Headquarters at the Special War Influenza Hospital, Emery Hill, Lawrence, Massachusetts Circa 1918.

Guard Stationed Outside Major's Headquarters at the Special War Influenza Hospital, Emery Hill, Lawrence, Massachusetts Circa 1918. Photograph Courtesy of the State Armory, Lawrence, MA. National Archives and Records Administration RG 165-WW-269B-46. NARA ID # 45499381. GGA Image ID # 150af4b789

Guards Stationed At Entrance of Special War Influenza Camp Hospital, Emery Hill, Lawrence, Massachusetts circa 1918.

Guards Stationed At Entrance of Special War Influenza Camp Hospital, Emery Hill, Lawrence, Massachusetts circa 1918. Photograph Courtesy of State Armory, Lawrence, MA. National Archives and Records Administration RG 165-WW-269B-47. NARA ID # 45499383. GGA Image ID # 150b263ddb

Outside Ward at Special Hospital for the Influenza Epidemic at Emery Hill, Lawrence, Massachussets circa 1918.

Outside Ward at Special Hospital for the Influenza Epidemic at Emery Hill, Lawrence, Massachussets circa 1918. Photograph Courtesy of State Armory, Lawrence, MA. National Archives and Records Administration RG 165-WW-269B-55. NARA ID # 45499399. GGA Image ID # 150b67ad46

Red Cross Workers of Boston Busily Engaged in Making Protective Masks While One is Removing Bundles of Masks for American Soldiers circa 1918.

Red Cross Workers of Boston Busily Engaged in Making Protective Masks While One is Removing Bundles of Masks for American Soldiers circa 1918. Photograph © International Film Service Company, New York. National Archives and Records Administration RG 165-WW-269B-37. NARA ID # 45499363. GGA Image ID # 150e21dcdd

Volunteer Red Cross Nurses Care for Influenza Cases at Barracks Hospital 1918

Volunteer Red Cross Nurses Care for Influenza Cases at Barracks Hospital When Epidemic Hits the School at S.A.T.C. Colorado Agricultural College, Fort Collins, Colorado. Photograph by O. J. Watrous Circa 1918. National Archives and Records Administration RG 165-WW-102L-13. NARA ID # 26425505. GGA Image ID # 150e5e4822

Back on the Job. Red Cross Women at the New York County Chapter at the Workroom at 82nd Street and Amsterdam Ave

Back on the Job. Red Cross Women at the New York County Chapter at the Workroom at 82nd Street and Amsterdam Ave., Turning out Medical Supplies and Hospital Equipment to Be Used by the City Health Department in Its War on Influenza. so Complete Was the Organization of Chapter Units, That the First Call for Supplies Enabled the Red Cross to Mobilize Its Workers Immediately and the Seven Health Zones Designated by the Health Department Have Been Kept Steadily Reinforced With Necessities. Throughout the 216 Chapters of the Atlantic Division and Everywhere Else in the Country, Red Cross Women Are Cooperating With the Health Officials in the Present Emergency. nd, circa 1918-1919. American National Red Cross Photograph Collection at the Library of Congress. LC # 2017671272. GGA Image ID # 1501ffcbbf

Flu Fighters in Montenegro.

Flu Fighters in Montenegro. They Went to Montenegro to Fight Smallpox, and Typhus Epidemics and When Influenza Broke out There Had Their Hands Full Taking Care of the Victims of the Newer Epidemic. They Belong to the American Red Cross Hospital Staff in Podgoritza, Montenegro. From Left to Right They Are: Miss Margaret Lena Johnson, Chicago; Major Joseph F. Jaros, Chicago; Miss Mary Theresa Beulhauser, New York; Miss Elizabeth G. Mitchell, Newport R.I. and Dr. Katherine M. Cook, New Wilmington, Pa. nd. circa 1918-1919. Library of Congress # 2017671695. GGA Image ID # 1502151842

American Ward at the Fourth Scottish General Hospital in Glasgow.

American Ward at the Fourth Scottish General Hospital in Glasgow. Most of the Patients Are Influenza Cases From Incoming Convoys. the Red Cross Has a Staff of American Officers and Women Visitors Who Look After Their Welfare, and There Is a Large Warehouse Full of Comforts and Luxuries for the Boys. nd. circa 1918-1919. American National Red Cross Photograph Collection at the Library of Congress. LC # 2017675858. GGA Image ID # 150232d3a6

Precautions Taken in Seattle, WA, During the Spanish Influenza Epidemic

Precautions Taken in Seattle, WA, During the Spanish Influenza Epidemic Would Not Permit Anyone to Ride on the Street Cars Without Wearing a Mask. 260,000 of These Were Made by the Seattle Chapter of the Red Cross Which Consisted of 120 Workers, in Three Days. Photograph by American Red Cross circa 1918-1919. Library of Congress # 2017668638. The Red Cross Magazine, January 1919. GGA Image ID # 1501b5575d

Interior of Red Cross House at U.S. General Hospital #16, New Haven, Conn. During the Influenza Epidemic.

Interior of Red Cross House at U.S. General Hospital #16, New Haven, Conn. During the Influenza Epidemic. The Beds Are Isolated by Curtains. Photograph by American Red Cross circa 1918-1919. Library of Congress # 2017668663. GGA Image ID # 1501d39d58

Young Woman Wears Mask on Shopping Expeditions During Influenza Epidemic, circa 1918-1919.

Young Woman Wears Mask on Shopping Expeditions During Influenza Epidemic, circa 1918-1919. Photograph © Central News Photo Service, New York. National Archives and Records Administration RG 165-WW-269B-27. NARA ID # 45499343. GGA Image ID # 150cf66d95

Sterilizing Room at Special Hospital for Influenza Epidemic at War Influenza Camp, Emery Hill, Lawrence, Massachusetts, circa 1918-1919.

Sterilizing Room at Special Hospital for Influenza Epidemic at War Influenza Camp, Emery Hill, Lawrence, Massachusetts, circa 1918-1919. Photograph Courtesy of State Armory, Lawrence, MA. National Archives and Records Administration RG 165-WW-269B-31. NARA ID # 45499351. GGA Image ID # 150e40d24c

Two Red Cross Workers Relax in Mask Storage Room at Influenza War Camp, Emery Hill, Lawrence, Massachusetts circa 1918-1919.

Two Red Cross Workers Relax in Mask Storage Room at Influenza War Camp, Emery Hill, Lawrence, Massachusetts circa 1918-1919. National Archives and Records Administration RG 165-WW-269B-38. NARA ID # 45499365. GGA Image ID # 150a74b0c7

Volunteer Nurses Standing in Porch at Red Cross Hospital During the Influenza Epidemic at Eureka, California Circa 1918-1919.

Volunteer Nurses Standing in Porch at Red Cross Hospital During the Influenza Epidemic at Eureka, California Circa 1918-1919. Photograph Courtesy of the American Red Cross, Humboldt County Chapter, Eureka, CA. National Archives and Record Administration RG 165-WW-269B-41. NARA ID # 45499371. GGA Image ID # 150aa0cf85

Volunteer Nurses at the Red Cross Hospital in Eureka, California During the Influenza Epidemic, circa 1918-1919.

Volunteer Nurses at the Red Cross Hospital in Eureka, California During the Influenza Epidemic, circa 1918-1919. Photograph Courtesy of the American Red Cross, Humbordt County Capter, Eureka, CA. National Archives and Records Administration RG 165-WW-269B-18. NARA ID # 45499325. GGA Image ID # 150c51661d

Nurses at the Red Cross Hospital During the Influenza Epidemic, Eureka, California 1919

Nurses at the Red Cross Hospital During the Influenza Epidemic, Eureka, California, 1919. Photo Courtesy of the American Red Cross, Humboldt County Chapter, Eureka, CA. National Archives and Records Administration RG 165-WW-269B-42. NARA ID # 45499373. GGA Image ID # 150ac9c7b8

Volunteer Nurses of Red Cross Hospital Force on the Porch of Hospital During the Influenza Epidemic, Eureka, California, 1919.

Volunteer Nurses of Red Cross Hospital Force on the Porch of Hospital During the Influenza Epidemic, Eureka, California, 1919. Photograph Courtesy of the American Red Cross, Humbodt County Chapter, Eureka, CA. National Archives and Records Administration RG 165-WW-269B-43. NARA ID # 45499375. GGA Image ID # 150ae19481

Team-Work Against the "Flu." Beverly, Mass.

Team-Work Against the "Flu." Beverly, Mass. Influenza Broke out in February of This Year, With Dreadful Weather Conditions Prevailing, but Preparations to Fight an Epidemic of This Sort Had Been Made in Advance by the Cooperation of the Board of Health, the Public Health Dispensary, the Health Center, and the Red Cross. When the Visitiation Came, All Was in Readiness to Combat It. Volunteers Were Notified to Register at the Public Health Dispensary; Food Was to Be at the Health Center, While Supplies of Linen, Blankets, and Clothing Were to Be Given out and Transportation Arranged for at the Red Cross Office. the Picture Above Shows a Party of Helpers Starting From Red Cross Headquarters With Blankets and Other Supplies for the Sick. February 1919. American National Red Cross Photograph Collection at the Library of Congress. LC # 2017676400. GGA Image ID # 150280d449

Columbia Gives to Her Sons the Accolade of the New Chivalry of Humanity Anna Cecilia Foldesi, Army Nurse Corps Served the Honor in the World War and Died in the Service of Her Country.

Columbia Gives to Her Sons the Accolade of the New Chivalry of Humanity Anna Cecilia Foldesi, Army Nurse Corps Served the Honor in the World War and Died in the Service of Her Country. Certificate shows Columbia holding a proclamation above her head in one hand while touching a sword to the shoulder of a World War I doughboy who kneels at her feet with the other hand. A large sized US flag flies behind her along with the faces of other soldiers. Certificate was intended for, and inscribed with her name, Anna Cecilia Foldesi (1890-1918) who served as a Red Cross nurse in World War I. Though Blashfield's design shows Columbia "knighting" a kneeling doughboy, this certificate honors the service of Red Cross nurse Anna Cecilia Foldesi. Shortly after arriving at Iowa's Camp Dodge, Foldesi (name misspelled as Foldese on the certificate) died of influenza and pneumonia on November 8th, days before the war ended. Millions more died from the wartime influenza pandemic of 1918-1919 than from enemy weapons. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. LC # 2013650540. GGA Image ID # 150251facb

Red Cross Workers Making Anti-Influenza Masks for Soldiers in Camp, Boston, Massachusetts circa 1918-1919.

Red Cross Workers Making Anti-Influenza Masks for Soldiers in Camp, Boston, Massachusetts circa 1918-1919. Photograph © International Film Service Company, NY. National Archives and Records Administration RG 165-WW-269B-26. NARA ID # 45499341. GGA Image ID # 150cbd3e3d

Dr. Royal Copeland.

Dr. Royal Copeland. Photograph shows Royal Samuel Copeland (1868-1938), who was a homeopathic doctor and served in the United States Senate. He was president of the New York Board of Health during the influenza epidemic of 1918. George Grantham Bain Collection at the Library of Congress. LC # 2014709986. GGA Image ID # 1502a2b9fb

The Free Creamy Lather of Goblin Soap makes "Cleaning Up" Easy for Grownups and a Delight for Children.

The Free Creamy Lather of Goblin Soap makes "Cleaning Up" Easy for Grownups and a Delight for Children. 1920 Advertisement from Cudahy, Manufacturer of Goblin Soap. The Red Cross Magazine, January 1920. GGA Image ID # 151088dcde

Emergency Hospital at Shelton, PA, Established by the State Board of Health, is All Under Canvas Tents.

Emergency Hospital at Shelton, PA, Established by the State Board of Health, is All Under Canvas Tents. The Red Cross Magazine, January 1919. GGA Image ID # 150fc68f41

Inside View of One of the Tents at Shelton, PA, Showing the Method of Separating the Cots.

Inside View of One of the Tents at Shelton, PA, Showing the Method of Separating the Cots. Red Cross Nurses and Aids have Worked in Similar Tents All Over the State. The Red Cross Magazine, January 1919. GGA Image ID # 150ff3551a

Cleaning Up the Grounds of the Emergency Red Cross Hospital

Cleaning Up the Grounds of the Emergency Red Cross Hospital Established in the Civic Centre of San Francisco. The Red Cross Magazine, January 1919. GGA Image ID # 1510901cf1

Line of Citizens in Seattle Waiting for Influenza Epidemic Masks at the Red Cross Headquarters.

Line of Citizens in Seattle Waiting for Influenza Epidemic Masks at the Red Cross Headquarters. At One Time Durint the First Day, the Line was Two Blocks Long. The Red Cross Magazine, January 1919. GGA Image ID # 150facf013

The Red Cross Motor Corps of San Francisco Rendered Valuable Emergency Service During the Epidemic.

The Red Cross Motor Corps of San Francisco Rendered Valuable Emergency Service During the Epidemic. The Red Cross Magazine, January 1919. GGA Image ID # 150fa340a5

The Family Physician.

The Family Physician. Epidemics: How To Meet Them, 1919. GGA Image ID # 1510a16ca8

Ignorance Is More Destructive Than War.

Ignorance Is More Destructive Than War. Illinois State Board of Health Cartoon No. 56. Epidemics: How To Meet Them, 1919. GGA Image ID # 1510b03fe9

American Red Cross Nurse.

American Red Cross Nurse. Ability to Minister to the Sick Tenderly and Intelligently Is One of the Beautiful Accomplishments of Women. © Keystone View Company. Epidemics: How To Meet Them. GGA Image ID # 1510e98783

How to Make a Mask.How to Make a Mask. Epidemics: How to Meet Them, 1919. GGA Image ID # 151103a85e

How to Wear the Mask. Epidemics: How to Meet Them, 1919.How to Wear the Mask. Epidemics: How to Meet Them, 1919. GGA Image ID # 15112b133d

The Plymouth Division Passes in Review at Camp Devens.

The Plymouth Division Passes in Review at Camp Devens. Photo by Leonard Small, Boston Globe. Forging the Sword, 1920. GGA Image ID # 15034dd0fd

The Base Hospital with the Rest of Camp Devens in the Background.

The Base Hospital with the Rest of Camp Devens in the Background. Forging the Sword, 1920. GGA Image ID # 1503b7770a

The Student Nurses at the Base Hospital, Camp Devens.

The Student Nurses at the Base Hospital, Camp Devens. Forging the Sword, 1920. GGA Image ID # 1502aa2783

Major General Henry P. McCain.

Major General Henry P. McCain. Forging the Sword, 1920. GGA Image ID # 150401ed1f

The Hostess House at Camp Devens.

The Hostess House at Camp Devens. Forging the Sword, 1920. GGA Image ID # 1503705277

The Liberty Theatre at Camp Devens.

The Liberty Theatre at Camp Devens. Forging the Sword, 1920. GGA Image ID # 150383ab12

Colonel James B. Kemper.

Colonel James B. Kemper. Forging the Sword, 1920. GGA Image ID # 1503b2274d

American Red Cross Public Health Nurse On Her Rounds.

American Red Cross Public Health Nurse On Her Rounds. History of American Red Cross Nursing, 1922. GGA Image ID # 15044063af

A Rural Red Cross Class in Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick

A Rural Red Cross Class in Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick Gathers at a Cross-Roads Meeting Place. History of American Red Cross Nursing, 1922. GGA Image ID # 150422cc2a

 

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