(Red Cross) Is You & I With Every (Heart) And (Dollar) Pin

Description (Brief)
Pin shaped like a flag. The flag is brown with white print and red symbols. Symbols and text read “(Red Cross) Is You & I With Every (Heart) And (Dollar).”
The American Red Cross was one of the major organizations that conducted relief work during World War I.
Much like the use of military insignia to identify its wearer (by association with an organization) and his/her achievements, these pins and buttons were meant to be worn by Americans on the home front during World War I to show their membership in an organization and/or their contribution to a particular war effort, such as the United War Work Campaign. The pins and buttons displayed the wearer’s patriotism and generosity and undoubtedly also served to prompt others to become similarly involved in the various war efforts.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
pin
date made
1918
maker
Manee Company
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3.5 cm x 6 cm; 1 3/8 in x 2 3/8 in
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Malden
ID Number
2006.0098.0394
accession number
2006.0098
catalog number
2006.0098.0394
subject
Fourth of July
related event
World War I
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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