New York Historical Society: “Beginning in June 1942, the New-York Historical Society’s two large first-floor exhibition galleries were converted into surgical dressing stations by the American Red Cross. An average of 250 women worked in those galleries each day, preparing a total of four million surgical dressings over the course of the war. In a ceremony on June 16, 1942, pictured here, Mrs. William W. Green, the unit’s first director, raised the Red Cross flag over the museum entrance.”
Many thanks to my good friend formalhall for bringing this to my attention.

New York Historical Society: “Beginning in June 1942, the New-York Historical Society’s two large first-floor exhibition galleries were converted into surgical dressing stations by the American Red Cross. An average of 250 women worked in those galleries each day, preparing a total of four million surgical dressings over the course of the war. In a ceremony on June 16, 1942, pictured here, Mrs. William W. Green, the unit’s first director, raised the Red Cross flag over the museum entrance.

Many thanks to my good friend formalhall for bringing this to my attention.