Polk County

Making Surgical Dressings by Red Cross volunteers


With United States forces active on several battlefields, the dean for surgical dressing has increased tremendously. These women are busy at the Red Cross workshop making the surgical dressings, one of many Red Cross activities.

Shown from left to right are Charlotte Petterson, 1144 Twenty-sixth st.; Mrs James J. Kelly, 665 Thirty-sixth st.; Mrs V.T. Bonnett, 4203 Franklin ave.; and Mrs O.K. Clark, 306 Fifty-sixth st.

Source: The Des Moines Register, August 30, 1942 (photo included)