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WWI Red Cross Archive of Mrs. Christian Moe of Philadelphia

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  Lot #14  (Sale Order: 14 of 415)  
Sold for: $500.00 to onsite
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Lot includes WWI Red Cross nurse's uniform and leather trunk, approx. 18" x 11" x 11", plus scrapbook. Unfortunately, the scrapbook appears to have been wet at some point, since many of the pages are stuck together. There are newspaper clippings, invitations, membership receipts, notifications of events, dinner menus, all associated with Mrs. Christian Moe. One sheet gives an indication of her affiliation on its header: The Scandinavian-American Navy Auxiliary of the Red Cross / Of which Mrs. Christian Moe, wife of the Norwegian & Danish Consul, is the organizer. Many of the events are fund-raisers, plus lists of items to put in "Comfort Bags" for servicemen, an inventory of knitted items on hand (sweaters, socks, etc.), and more. One of newspaper articles has a portrait of Mrs. Moe and many of the other women in the auxiliary. 

Condition: Paper items somewhat rough. Leather trunk with leather coming off one side (tacks make a sort of perforated edge, and it has torn along that edge). One strap missing, also. Uniform very good.

(EST $ 800 - 1200)

This item is part of World at War - Firearms, Swords, Knives, Flags
 Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 | 10:00 AM  Eastern

WWI Red Cross Archive of Mrs. Christian Moe of Philadelphia
Lot number: 14
Seller: Cowan's Auctions & Little John's Auction Service
Event: World at War - Firearms, Swords, Knives, Flags
Ends: Tuesday, February 21 | 10:00 AM  Eastern

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