Red Cross Life Membership
The Canadian Red Cross Society Sarnia branch presented this life membership certificate to Mrs. J.B (Alice) Pardee on 12 March, 1918. Born in 1874, Mrs. Pardee lived to the age of 87, and was buried in 1961 with her husband, Boer War veteran, John Pardee in Sarnia, Ontario.
Present Card at Door
This postcard was sent to members of the Winnipeg Women’s Rifle Association in late September 1915. The association was involved in training women in various fields, and recruitment efforts.
The Brotherhood Continental Relief Fund was used by the Christian Men’s Federation of Canada and the Brotherhood National Council of Great Britain to build homes for those affected most by the conflict in Belgium and France.
If you (unfortunately) became a Canadian prisoner of war during the Second World War, your prisoner's parcel sent by the Canadian Red Cross would have been wrapped in a paper that looked just like this one here.
"Serve by Saving"
An envelope designed to contain stamp folders for War Savings Certificates.
"Safeguard War Bonds"
Canadians buying war bonds during the Second World War would have kept theirs in envelopes similar to this one. The war bonds and war savings certificates would have been taken to branches of the Canadian Bank of Commerce for safekeeping until their maturity date.
Canadian Red Cross Society Report of 1940
This is an in-depth report of the wartime volunteering activities and efforts led by the Red Cross in Nova Scotia in 1940. It is particularly notable the emphasis on the role of women in assisting with the organization's initiatives, as well as the mentioning of children as both volunteers and beneficiaries of the Red Cross.
Second Victory Loan
The Second Victory Bond became available for purchase to Canadians on February 16, 1942. This bond includes the regulations and norms that would have applied to the Second Victory Bond. Those interested in acquiring this bond would have purchased it by including the acknowledgement of application at the bottom of the document.
"How to Knit for Soldiers and Sailors" from the Lux Knitting Book
This additional pamphlet to the Lux Knitting Book was a War Supplement, concerned with instructing readers on how to knit garments useful to soldiers and sailors on the front. In this guide there are instructions on how to knit helmets, sleeveless pullovers, rifle mitts and heavy duty socks,
"Are your dollars shirkers or workers?"
During the Second World War, War Savings Certificates were a practical way to invest one's money while also helping the Canadian war effort. In other words, it was a patriotic way to put one's money "to work." This envelope would have been used by a civilian worker to purchase and register their War Savings Certificates through mail.