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Washington, D.C., 1919. "Frances Gulick, Y.M.C.A. girl." Frances, a Y.M.C.A. welfare worker attached to the First Engineers in Europe, was awarded a citation for valor and courage during the aerial bombardment of Varmaise, France, where she operated a canteen. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.