Lauro

1948 Vintage French Poster - "Servir !" Croix-Rouge Francaise de la Jeunesse (Red Cross Youth)

$500.00
  • 1948 Vintage French Poster - "Servir !" Croix-Rouge Francaise de la Jeunesse (Red Cross Youth)

Lauro

1948 Vintage French Poster - "Servir !" Croix-Rouge Francaise de la Jeunesse (Red Cross Youth)

$500.00
Date: 1948
Size: 23.75 x 31.5 inches
Artist: Lauro 

Poster aimed at children and asking them to serve in the youth division of the French Red Cross. According to Wikipedia, "The French Red Cross (Croix-Rouge française), or the CRF, is the national Red Cross Society in France founded in 1864 and originally known as the Société française de Secours aux blessés militaires (SSBM)."

The IFRC website describes the history of the organization this way: "The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) was founded in 1919 in Paris in the aftermath of World War I. The war had shown a need for close cooperation between Red Cross Societies, which, through their humanitarian activities on behalf of prisoners of war and combatants, had attracted millions of volunteers and built a large body of expertise. A devastated Europe could not afford to lose such a resource.

The first objective of the IFRC was to improve the health of people in countries that had suffered much during the four years of war. Its goals were "to strengthen and unite, for health activities, already-existing Red Cross Societies and to promote the creation of new Societies."

There were five founding member Societies: Britain, France, Italy, Japan, and the United States. This number has grown over the years, and there are now 190 recognized National Societies - one in almost every country in the world."

This poster is unlined and in overall B+ condition - small rips on edges and wear as shown in photos. Most imperfections will disappear when this poster is lined or framed.  This poster is from a private collection.