Object ID
2012.14.5
Object Name
Haversack
Date Created
1940s
Material
Cotton
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 bandage bag. The bag is dark blue in color and is made intirely out of cloth. The inside is lined with red and there is a red cross with a white border (international medical symbol) located on one outside face of the bag. There is a handle that is fastened at the top by a medium size black button.
Origin
These bag were used to hold bandages and other medical supplies for the nurses as they went abou their work. 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.
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Citation
Haversack, 1940s, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/8822. Accessed 01/24/21.