Red Cross Magazine
Energizing the War Effort at Home
Expanding from "The Red Cross Bulletin" to the longer magazine form from 1914-1920, Red Cross Magazine featured patriotic cover art, short stories, and poetry, alongside articles chronicling the work of Red Cross volunteers around the world.
The American Red Cross was crucial in meeting the needs of the thousands of men joining the Allies on the battlefields of Europe. The Red Cross mobilized some 8 million volunteers who were assigned to service corps at Red Cross chapters. By the war's end, nearly one-third of the U.S. population was either a donor to the Red Cross or serving as a volunteer.
Other relief magazines were published by the Quakers and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, but many periodicals of the day featured articles on volunteer efforts and commissioned patriotic artwork for their covers and special editions.