‘The Red Cross’
These little Red Cross pins are WWI era relics. At the beginning of WWI, The Red Cross was a small organization still in the process of developing its identity and programs. During that time, these red and white pins were given out to individuals who donated blood. The back of the pins are dated 1917; the same year the U.S. declared war on Germany. By the time the war was over in 1918, the Red Cross had become a major national humanitarian organization with a major focus on war effort. These pins each represent a life. They represent an act of humanity towards U.S. & Allied military personnel and civilian war victims.
Each pin will vary in appearance as they came from different manufacturing companies. The colors vary from white to yellow-white. Some crosses may be slightly off center. Each pin has slight wear in the enamel coating; they reflect their age.
Seamless industrial setting; cut, soldered and filed to perfection. Heavy duty prongs precisely measured and formed to hold each pin in place. Custom built round split shank for comfort. Finished with a semi matte finish paired with a 10++ shine.
December 28, 2018
Set completion time — 70 hours
Sizes available December 28, 2018 at 9a.m. PST (sold out)
Quantity available January 2, 2019 (sold out)
Made to order — 8 spots available