White cotton apron with a red cross, London, England, 1914-1918

Made:
1914-1918 in London
maker:
Harrods Limited

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Round bib white cotton apron with cross straps and with fabric red cross sewn into bib, worn by Kathleen Herrick in
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Set of First World War Red Cross nurse's uniform belonging to K. Herrick, comprising dress, one plain apron, two Red
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© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Set of First World War Red Cross nurse's uniform belonging to K. Herrick, comprising dress, one plain apron, two Red
Science Museum Group.
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Set of First World War Red Cross nurse's uniform belonging to K. Herrick, comprising dress, one plain apron, two Red
Science Museum Group.
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Set of First World War Red Cross nurse's uniform belonging to K. Herrick, comprising dress, one plain apron, two Red
Science Museum Group.
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Set of First World War Red Cross nurse's uniform belonging to K. Herrick, comprising dress, one plain apron, two Red
Science Museum Group.
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Set of First World War Red Cross nurse's uniform belonging to K. Herrick, comprising dress, one plain apron, two Red
Science Museum Group.
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

One round bib white cotton apron with cross straps and with fabric red cross sewn into bib, worn by Kathleen Herrick in France, 1914-1918

The red cross is an international symbol for first aid. This white cotton apron with a bib was worn by a nurse working in France during the First World War. To cope with the large numbers of wounded men, many women volunteered as nurses or as VADs (Voluntary Aid Detachments) and worked in hospitals behind the front lines in Europe.

Made by Harrods Ltd, the apron was donated as part of an extensive collection of nursing memorabilia belonging to Gertrude Baker (d. 1982).

Details

Category:
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Object Number:
1982-561/161 Pt3
type:
nurse's apron
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • costume
status:
Permanent collection

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