American Red Cross influenza mask bundles and bag

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Description One cloth bag, (.1) that contains two bundles of gauze influenza masks (.2, .3), and a paper description tag (.4). Each mask has muslin ties sewn to each corner, and is marked with row of three black cross-stitches. Tag reads "INVOICE INSDIE THIS TAG." red ink across top front. Masks were made by Saint Paul Red Cross volunteers at the request of the United States Army for use in Minnesota training camps and by civic leaders for use by the general population during the Spanish influenza pandemic, 1918-1919.
Quantity 4 items
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 17 inches height (6119.9.1)
9 3/4 inches width (6119.9.1)
6 1/4 inches height (6119.9.2)
6 inches width (6119.9.2)
3 1/2 inches depth (6119.9.2)
5 1/2 inches height (6119.9.3)
6 3/4 inches width (6119.9.3)
3 1/2 inches depth (6119.9.3)
3 3/8 inches height (6119.9.4)
6 1/2 inches width (6119.9.4)
Nomenclature Face mask
Creation Made by: American Red Cross, St. Paul Area Chapter
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Used in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Used during World War I
Medicine. Medical Equipment & Supplies. Examination Equipment & Supplies
Medicine. Medical Equipment & Supplies. Preventative
Dates Creation: 1918 - 1919

Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 6119.9.1-4

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