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Brassard

Brassard
Title
Brassard
Date 
1918
Medium 
Cotton, wool, metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 1/4 x 17 3/8 x 4 1/8 in. ( 0.6 x 44.1 x 10.5 cm )
Description 
White cotton World War I Red Cross brassard, with red felt cross at the center, strap tab at one side, metal buckle with center chape and 2 tongues at opposite end.
Credit Line 
Gift of Adelaide Milton de Groot
Object Number 
1942.207
Marks 
stamped: in ink, right side of cross: "HOSPITAL AMERICAN / BENEVOLE / No 147 BIS / NICE"
Gallery Label 
This nurse's brassard was worn by Adelaide Milton de Groot (1876-1967), in France during World War I. Born in New York City, she spent her youth in Nice, France, and lived the first 40 years of her life abroad. She studied art in Paris, and around 1920 began to collect the works of 19th and 20th century painters. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Huguenot Society. She gave a sizable collection of portraits of her family to the Society in the 1940s.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group