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Red Cross Service Flag Instructions Original WWI Red Cross Poster

Red Cross Service Flag Instructions Original WWI Red Cross Poster

  • 1919
  • 6 x 14 1/2 inches ~ (15 x 35 cm)
  • Unbacked

    This poster is currently unbacked. At check out, you will be given the opportunity to add backing which would cost $80 and take approximately 6-8 weeks.

    Linen backing is the industry standard of conservation. Canvas is stretchered and a sheet of acid free barrier paper is laid down. The poster is then pasted to the acid free paper using an acid free paste. This process is fully reversible and gives support to the poster. A border of linen is left around the poster and can be used by a framer to mount the poster so that nothing touches the poster itself. Backing is what we recommend for framing, and for any poster needing restoration.

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  • Only Red Cross Members are permitted to display this service flag
    Note the inner blue border. It indicates our second year of service, since America's actual entry into the war.
    Small Red Crosses, about one inch square, are obtainable from your Chapter Headquarters (or may be cut from red paper.) One should be added to the flag for each additional member of your household who is a member of the Red Cross with dues paid for 1919.

    Instructions for Display of the Red Cross Service Flag
    1. Paste on one additional Red Cross for each member of your household, with dues paid for 1919.
    2. Pin or paste this flag in your front window, showing to the street. The flag is on thin paper to insure its effective showing by night or by day.
    3. Display this Service Flag in your window throughout the year.
    4. Those who desire may use this as a pattern for a cloth Service Flag of the same design.

    Please note minor tears to edges.

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