A WWII Red Cross nurse's uniform head cap. The cap is made predominantly of a very thin, see-through blue fabric, with a strip of white fabric in the front. The blue fabric is in a diamond shape. The white fabric has a red cross sewn into the center of it, which would sit over the center of the wearer's forhead. Both ends of the white fabric strip has a white fabric string for securing the headpiece in place.
This head piece was worn with all Red Cross nurse's uniforms.
Donor's mother and father (Marianthe & Nick Tzakis) were born in Cephalonia, Crete. Donor's father left Cephalonia for Odessa, Russia where he was a purveyor of meats for export to various restaurants. During the Russian Revolution, shorty after WWI, he immigrated to the US.
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 ther 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/8821. Accessed 01/22/21.