c. 1943. Collection of the South Carolina State Museum. Columbia, South Carolina.
Among many war-time experiences, Red Cross workers like Mildred Wanamaker or Orangeburg, South Carolina provided support for bond rallies, practiced driving ambulances and private cars in case of enemy attacks, and wrapped bandages for the war effort. Regardless of the job at hand, the Red Cross uniform became a recognized cloak of charity. Five decades after the war, Mrs. Wannamaker donated her Red Cross uniform to the South Carolina State Museum.