This is an American Red Cross Volunteer Hospital and Recreation Service Uniform Cap for indoor use. The light grey cotton fabric and white cotton trim indicates that this uniform was worn by the Hospital and Recreation branch of the Red Cross, affectionally referred to as the “grey ladies” by wounded servicemen. The Red Cross insignia is sewn onto the front of the cap and the fabric matches the fabric used for the uniforms matching dress and belt.
The nurse dress associated with this uniform can be found by clicking the link below.
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All measurements were taken in centimeters. Measurements are listed as “length by width by height” or “height by diameter” unless otherwise noted.
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The Barbara H. Hagan School of Nursing Historical Collection. (2017). "Nurse Hat: American Red Cross Volunteer C - 2" [Photograph]. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.molloy.edu/nur_hagan/422