American Red Cross Handing Out Cigarettes!

 

“Nurse! Cigarette Please.”

And probably some other favor best not to mention.

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Washington, D.C., circa 1918. “Red Cross activities at Walter Reed Hospital.” Cigarettes for the wounded back from the trenches of Europe. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.

photo courtesy of Shorpy.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Charles McCain

Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website: http://charlesmccain.com/