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Clara Barton, 1821-1912, founder of American Red Cross

Clara Barton Teacher, Nurse, Humanitarian, Founder and first president of the American Red Cross

+~+~ Antique Photograph ~+~+ World War l ~ American Red Cross Nurse

Clara Barton.1821–1912, American humanitarian, organizer of the American Red Cross, b. North Oxford (now Oxford), Mass. She taught school (1839–54) and clerked in the U.S. Patent Office before the outbreak of the Civil War. She then established a service of supplies for soldiers and nursed in army camps and on the battlefields. She was called the Angel of the Battlefield.

Clara Barton; Civil War Nurse; Founder of the American Red Cross

Clara Barton Teacher, Nurse, Humanitarian, Founder and first president of the American Red Cross

Anna L. Clapp, 1875. As president of the Ladies’ Union Aid Society in St. Louis, Clapp worked tirelessly to care for injured and sick soldiers during the Civil War. She obtained contracts from the U.S. Surgeon General to secure medical supplies, and she encouraged the Unionist women of StL to work in military hospitals. She helped establish the Lawson Hospital, which provided food, shelter, education, and medical care to thousands of black and white refugees of the war. Missouri History Museum

Clara Barton 1821 - 1912 FOUNDER OF THE AMERICAN RED CROSS This schoolteacher turned Civil War nurse was intrepid on the battlefield and ingeniously helpful after the fighting ended.

I don't necessarily enjoy giving blood but I enjoy helping people around the world and giving blood is a good way to do this.

Clara Barton's Red Cross ambulance. Dusted.

WW1 Red Cross Nurse cares for a French soldier in an overseas medical hospital.

Clara Barton. American Red Cross