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Commemorating the centenary of the First World War in books

Monday Monuments and Memorials – Association des dames françaises and Croix-Rouge française poster, Geneva

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Images of wounded soldiers were used to evoke compassion to raise money for medical care. The Association des dames françaises was one of three groups that formed the Croix-Rouge française. This 1916 poster is part of a display of WW1 posters in the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum in Geneva, Switzerland.  The museum lists the artist as J Loney, while other sources credit Lucien Hector Jonas.

Association des dames françaises, Croix-Rouge française
Aidez-nous à soigner nos blessés. Achetez les timbres à l’effigie de nos Généraux
Le Carnet de 20 Timbres : 1Fr.
En vente :
Au siege social, 12 rue Gaillon, Paris
Dans les comités de province
Dans les bureaux de tabac 

Association of French Ladies, French Red Cross
Help us care for our wounded. Buy stamps in the image of our Generals
Booklet of 20 stamps: 1 franc
On sale:
At headquarters, 12 Gaillon Street, Paris
In the provincial committees
At tobacconists.


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