Object ID
Object Name
Date Created
Object Entities
States, United (created by)
Tzakis, Marianthe (owned by)
Andreakis, Tessie (is related to)
Anastasakis, (is related to)
Tzakis, Marianthe (is related to)
Tzakis, Andrew (is related to)
Tzakis, Dennis (is related to)
Object Description
A WWII Red Cross nurse's uniform. The Uniform is stark white, and is long-sleeved. There are 3 buttons running down the front of the uniform however the uniform does not open all of the way down. There is a red cross (the international medical symbol) sewn on the left breast pocket of the uniform. There is also a single white pocket on the left of the uniform breast. And there are two pockets on the left and right side of the uniform at waist level. The left (proper) sleeve of the uniform contains a double-barred chevron.
The donor's mother and father (Marianthe & Nick Tzakis) were born on the Greek island of Cephalonia. The donor's father left Cephalonia for Odessa, Russia, and later immigrated to the US. He worked as a purveyor of meats for export to various restaurants in Chicago, Illinois.

The donor's mother arrived in the US in 1922 from Cephalonia without a job. She married Donor's father upon arrival and had three children, including the donor.

This uniform is from the donor's mother who was in the Red Cross nurses organization during WWII.
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Uniform, 1940s, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/8820. Accessed 04/19/24.