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American Red Cross nurses from the Pasadena chapter taking part in a Rose Parade during the first world war?
This photo must be very old. First war would be just about right. But because of the Uncle Sam costume I'm going to say they're recruiting--recruiting nurses.This is a far-fetched guess.
Petrea, you could be right. Maybe it's 1914, when the Pasadena chapter was founded.
I love the West-Side banner. It's so west side.
Red Cross nurses (my Grammie was one...a *few* years later). Would assume it was a recruiting promo, or 4th of July event? Or, Influenza event? "Be patriotic, don't get influenza?"Looks like perhaps the Madeline Dr location with the bricks...but if it's the age suggested...it could be almost anywhere in town.
Could this be between 1901-1919 or so when the Junior Red Cross Auxillaries merged with the organization of Pasadena Schools? My research led me to all sorts of interesting bits about the first Pasadena Kindergartens and such. Here's a snippet:"The children really enjoyed doing this work and liked to think they were helping the soldiers. One little girl whose father was in service in France was very hopeful that he might get the scrap book upon which she was working. It seemed that this actual doing of patriotic work, beginning in this small and simple way, gave the children a good start toward faithful service and love for their country."
Miss H., that's sweet.
I want not approve on it. I assume warm-hearted post. Expressly the appellation attracted me to study the intact story.
about the tradition behind those striped pants..........I blame the RomansThe "wily Yankee" was a popular mid-nineteenth-century stage character from American regional theater. With tricks of cunning and an exaggerated costume (top hat, wide striped pants), this stock player became the visual prototype for America's "Uncle Sam." The motif of the whittler relates to the character's role. Between acts, the Yankee remained on stage, whittled, and told parables. At times, he also flirted with both the women and men in the audience as he suggestively carved a stick at his crotch.
What's that?A Wily Yankee sans the stripped pants
Opulently I assent to but I about the collection should have more info then it has.
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