I hope to share research, information, tips, and a little of my family history with others following the path to greater genealogical awareness. Let the search for enlightenment continue...

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Photo Story: Helping the Red Cross During World War I

(Original Image and Text, Copyright (c) 2011 Cynthia Shenette) While the men were off to the war in Europe the women helped out at home.  This is a photo of my grandmother's cousin Sophie (Kowalewski) Konopka (1898-1987). For another photo of Red Cross volunteers check out my post (Almost) Wordless Wednesday: WWI Red Cross Volunteers.  According to the Red Cross website there were 107 local chapters of the Red Cross in 1914 but that number grew to 3,864 by 1918.


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(Not So) Wordless Wednesday: The Kowalewski Family

6 comments:

Carol said...

Another great photo! Thanks for sharing it.

Kristin said...

She looks ready to tackle anything. How are you finding posting everyday?

Jasia said...

I know I say this all the time but you truly do have the best old pics!

Cynthia Shenette said...

Carol - Thank you for your comment!

Kristin- I enjoy posting every day, BUT my problem is (as always) a lack of time. Luckily writing is easy for me, and I have a lot of photos to choose from, but I'm finding that other things like social media are going by the wayside.

Jasia - Thank you for your comment! I do feel lucky to have all the photos I do. This exercise has been interesting for figuring out what photos I have lots of and where there are gaps in my photo history.

Yvette Porter Moore said...

I Love this photo! Excellent shot into history.

Cynthia Shenette said...

Yvette - Thanks for stopping by, and thanks for your comment!