The American Red Cross was founded on this day — May 21, 1881.
On the founding anniversary of the American Red Cross, here’s Kathleen Kennedy in her A.R.C. uniform from World War II. The photo was taken in London, circa 1943.
Kathleen was the second daughter and fourth child of Joseph and Rose Kennedy.
While in college, Kathleen Kennedy began volunteering for the Red Cross in New York in the summer of 1940. After working for the Times-Herald newspaper, she rejoined the war effort by volunteering again for the Red Cross, this time in London. Read More
-From the JFK Library
Our gratitude goes out to all the volunteers and relief workers of the Red Cross in Oklahoma today, and across the world everyday.
Teamster Women Truck Drivers, 1940’s.
(During the war, women took over many traditionally male jobs, including making certain that industry and interstate transport kept running, aiding the war effort,)
(image source: teamsters.com)
Women of the British service who were a part of The Cairo Amateur Dramatic and Musical Society (which was composed of members all from the Middle East service) photographed outside the Royal Opera House, Cairo 1942
Nurses from the Tuskeegee Army Air Field Hospital. Part of their training included ground school instruction but they never actually flew in the war.
Eleanor Roosevelt with Female Machinist during Goodwill Tour, 1942.
The most successful female sniper in history, Lyudmila Pavlichenko. She was credited with 309 kills.
Women’s Regiment from Petrograd relaxing, drinking tea and eating, in front of their tents.