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WWI Woman's Red Cross Uniform

Identified WWI American Red Cross Woman's Uniform and Scrapbook of Her Time in France. A head to foot woman's Red Cross uniform, identified to Nellie V. De Lisle with a fantastic scrapbook she compiled during her service in France from November, 1918 until June, 1919. The tunic is the standard Oxford gray whipcord wool foreign-service type with the purple collar flashes of the Home Communications Section, three six-month service stripes (on purple) on the left sleeve, and with the appropriate metal insignia. The tunic is complete with matching skirt, overseas hat and a fantastic straw hat with a wide purple silk band to indicate service in the Home Communications Section. A pair of shoes complete this superb uniform. Her scrapbook begins with her official foreign service certificate mounted to the inside cover of the scrapbook and includes scores of photo postcards from the various museums and cities she visited during her service in France, newspaper clippings, autographs of colleagues, menus, passes, original photographs (unidentified in most cases but with many snapshots of Red Cross women in uniform, perhaps this very uniform), maps, etc. The entire group is in exceptional condition. From the Collection of the American Red Cross. Estimate: $700 - $900. Heritage Auction 6021, Lot 57692.

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Comment by ChristineU on August 31, 2011 at 8:36am
I wish I knew who bought this collection! I would love to see it in person.




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