These two separate pictures taken in 1913 were published in Life History Magazine in 1968. It is not stated who took the photos. These women, who collected donations for the Red Crescent, were the subjects of photographs in the public space. The woman we see in the picture on the left wears a dark and modest dress, but it is clear that this style of clothing does not prevent her from communicating with men or going out in public. She even makes physical contact with a man on the street to put a badge on him while collecting donations. It is also noteworthy that the Red Crescent volunteer next to him watches her closely, as if he is protecting her. The woman in the other picture is wearing a white dress and a hat. There is a male Red Crescent volunteer next to her, but while the woman is talking to another man, he is turned sidewise and the “close follow-up” feeling in the other photo is absent in this one.
charity, women, history
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