Item #CL202-25 [WWI Red Cross Voluntary Aid Detachment Fundraising In Adelaide, SA]
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[WWI Red Cross Voluntary Aid Detachment Fundraising In Adelaide, SA]

c1915–1918. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, 11.3 x 20.8cm. Trimmed top margin, old creases with some cracking and minor surface loss, wear to margins.

Image depicts Red Cross volunteers and table covered with various Nestle products and signage, including “Nestle’s Milk Food is palatable and nutritious…for soldiers, invalids, mothers and babies…Purchase one tin and send it to the Red Cross Society, Government House, Adelaide.”

“The Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) was a volunteer organisation created in 1909 by the British Red Cross and Order of St. John…VADs were established in Australia at the beginning of WWI when Lady Helen Munro Ferguson, wife of the Governor General of Australia, initiated a nationwide appeal to the women of Australia. She was responsible for the establishment of the Red Cross in Australia, which closely followed the policies of the British War Office and the British Red Cross. The VADs provided first aid, nursing and domestic assistance, fundraising and other supports for returned and wounded soldiers.” Ref: Red Cross; historyandheritage.cityofparramatta; State Library of SA.

Item #CL202-25

Price (AUD): $1,100.00  other currencies

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