Monday, July 25, 2011
First Aid / Red Cross
I love that! It does my heart good to know that there are still services out there that aren't politically motivated; or, at least, that everyone can agree on. Seriously - who's going to argue the merit of the Red Cross?
Switzerland really knows the appeal of this symbol - it's on their country's flag. :D
Oh, but I LOVE the ephemera! I have quite a few things that utilize that wonderful red cross - in fact, some of the funkiest items in my collection display it. Take for example, this unopened box of lozenges from the 1920s. Isn't it marvelous? I'll admit - I am REALLY tempted to open it up and taste the 90 year-old candy inside (don't worry - I won't!). Think about that, though - how does a box of candy survive for NINETY years?!?
The Weller Store, in Rural, Wisconsin. Aren't they just so sweet? I'm sure you received one of these when you gave blood - hence, the little droplet shape. I'm going to guess that these are from the 40s, maybe 50s. They are a gem in my collection!
And of course, I've done some collages that feature that little red cross. These pieces really made themselves, what with all of the wonderful items out there!