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July 1918. "Alex, a 14-year-old working boy in St. Etienne, France, was found intently studying the playground model at the Children's Welfare Exhibit of the American Red Cross. He has been working since 11 years of age, and said: 'On account of the high cost of living, I now get four and a half francs a day'." 5x7 inch glass negative by Lewis Wickes Hine for the American Red Cross. View full size.
September 1918. "Shell Shock patients having a happy time fishing and swimming under the walls of the old chateau. These American soldiers are recovering from war neurosis, as the scientists now call the condition that used to be described as 'shell-shock.' Capt. A.E. Dennis, American Red Cross hospital representative for the U.S. Army camp at Blois, has obtained wonderful results by taking a number of these patients away from the noise and congestion of the hospital to the quiet out-door life in the forest of the Chateau Chambord near Blois." 5x7 glass negative by Lewis Hine for the American Red Cross. View full size.