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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ABOUT PARIS, 1895

WWI Homefront Volunteers

WWI Homefront Volunteers

WWI-era photo of my paternal grandmother (R) and an unnamed colleague (L). Best I recall from verbal family history, the women were members of a volunteer unit preparing bandages for shipment to medical aid stations or hospitals in France. Notice the bumble bee insignia on the caps and the sash. If anyone can provide information on the volunteers or the insignia, I would appreciate it. View full size.

 
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