The National League of Women's Services (NLWS) was established in early 1917 in conjunction with the Red Cross and in anticipation of the US entering the First World War. The League was created from the Womanís Department of the National Civic Federation readiness and relief activities and was modelled on a similar group formed in Britain, the Voluntary Aid Detachments, and was formed at the National Security League Congress of Constructive Patriotism.
The object of the NLWS was to coordinate and standardize the work of women of America along lines of constructive patriotism; to develop the resources, to promote the efficiency of women in meeting their every-day responsibility to home, to state, to nation and to humanity; to provide organized, trained groups in every community prepared to cooperate with the Red Cross and other agencies in dealing with any calamity-fire, flood, famine, economic disorder, etc., and in time of war, to supplement the work of the Red Cross, the Army and Navy, and to deal with the questions of "Woman's Work and Woman's Welfare." The slogan of the organization was "for God, for Country, for Home."
What a great photo and information. Thanks for sharing.
Dennis, I have a thing for Model Ts and women in uniform.
I thought it was going to be pictures of women fighting Model Ts!!!
Thank you for posting the photos. I donít notice any brass on the headlight or side lamp rims so they should be after Jun 1915 [ref: http://www.mtfca.com/encyclo/doc15.htm
JUN 19, 1915 Acc. 575, Box 19, Ford Archives
Headlight door. Change from brass to black steel specified. ]. And the hood has the six louvers so after the beginning of the 1915 cars. I cannot make out if it has a 1914 or earlier hood former or if they somehow attached the front wooden part of the body in front of the normal 1915-1916 hood former. A higher resolution photo might allow us to tell which type of hood former was used. Additionally a higher resolution copy might allow us to read the date on the signs for the Carnival, but since you shared they started in early 1917, we know it is on or after then. The 5 lug demountable rims would make it a lot quicker and easier for them to change a flat.
Does anyone recognize the body company?
Again thanks for sharing the great photo and the history behind it.
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Officer on sidewalk: "Now you ladies watch close. This is not the way to crank start a Model T."