We've teamed up with museums in the Washington, D.C. area to highlight how our organizations were involved during World War I. Check back throughout the day for more photos featuring our Production Corps! For example, this photo taken in #Paris, #France, in January 1919. This American Red Cross reconditioning department had been in operation for some time at Rue St. Didier. A great number of women were employed there, going over and renovating articles that had been damaged in transit. Examples include cases of supplies from America that had become waterlogged and unfit for use. It is here that such items were cleaned and re-sewn, such as the mattress covers seen on the left side of photo. 
Have a question for our archivist about our involvement during #WW1? Ask below and she'll respond. #WorldWar1
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  • americanredcrossWe've teamed up with museums in the Washington, D.C. area to highlight how our organizations were involved during World War I. Check back throughout the day for more photos featuring our Production Corps! For example, this photo taken in #Paris, #France, in January 1919. This American Red Cross reconditioning department had been in operation for some time at Rue St. Didier. A great number of women were employed there, going over and renovating articles that had been damaged in transit. Examples include cases of supplies from America that had become waterlogged and unfit for use. It is here that such items were cleaned and re-sewn, such as the mattress covers seen on the left side of photo.
    Have a question for our archivist about our involvement during #WW1? Ask below and she'll respond. #WorldWar1

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  • amhistorymuseumRe-sewing damaged items! Wow. They really minded the details.
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