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DCM 0295: Anonymous Cyla-Diare (Double Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0295: Anonymous Cyla-Diare (Double Vertical Whistle Flute)

Instrument type: Cyla-Diare (Double Vertical Whistle Flute) Medium: Wood.; 24.05 cm. Key Holes System: Right: 0/6 holes. Left: drone, terminating inside vent hole near bottom. Mark Maximum: No mark. Provenance... More

[Studio portrait of models wearing traditional clothing from the province of Skodra (Işkodra), Ottoman Empire]

[Studio portrait of models wearing traditional clothing from the provi...

(1) and (2) shepherd and peasant woman of Malissor. Title devised by Library staff. French caption: Skodra: Figure 1 et 2: Berger et paysanne de Malissor. Caption also in Ottoman Turkish. Part I, plate XVII. Il... More

[Studio portrait of models wearing traditional clothing from the province of Skodra (Işkodra), Ottoman Empire]

[Studio portrait of models wearing traditional clothing from the provi...

(1) Christian of Skodra (Shkodër); and (2) Married Christian woman of Skodra (Shkodër). Title devised by Library staff. French caption: Skodra: Figure 1: Chrétien de Skodra; Figure 2: Dame Chrétienne de Skodra.... More

[Studio portrait of models wearing traditional clothing from the province of Skodra (Işkodra), Ottoman Empire]

[Studio portrait of models wearing traditional clothing from the provi...

(1) Muslim of Skodra (Shkodër); and (2) Married Muslim woman of Skodra (Shkodër). Title devised by Library staff. French caption: Skodra: Figure 1: Musulman de Skodra; Figure 2: Dame Musulmane de Skodra. Captio... More

Studio portrait of models wearing traditional clothing from the province of Skodra (Isķodra), Ottoman Empire

Studio portrait of models wearing traditional clothing from the provin...

(1) Married Muslim woman of Skodra (Shkodër); (2) Married Christian woman of Skodra (Shkodër); and (3) peasant woman of Malissor. Title devised by Library staff. French caption: Skodra: Figure 1: Dame Musulmane... More

[Studio portrait of models wearing traditional clothing from the province of Skodra (Işkodra), Ottoman Empire]

[Studio portrait of models wearing traditional clothing from the provi...

(1) Muslim teacher (hoca) of Skodra (Shkodër); and (2) Christian priest of Skodra (Shkodër). Title devised by Library staff. French caption: Skodra: Figure 1: Hodja de Skodra; and Figure 2: Prêtre Chrétien de S... More

G-e-e-t up!

G-e-e-t up!

Man with cart drawn by two oxen, Albania. Frank and Frances Carpenter Collection (Library of Congress).

King of Albania sitting to Alfred Schwarz

King of Albania sitting to Alfred Schwarz

Photo shows Prince William of Wied, Prince of Albania (Wilhelm Friedrich Heinrich) (1876-1945) who reigned briefly as sovereign of Albania from March 1914 to September 1914, sitting for a portrait painter. (Sou... More

Prince of Wied (King of Albania) & family

Prince of Wied (King of Albania) & family

Photo shows Prince William of Wied, Prince of Albania (Wilhelm Friedrich Heinrich) (1876-1945) who reigned briefly as sovereign of Albania from March 1914 to September 1914 with his wife Princess Sophie Helene ... More

Prince of Albania

Prince of Albania

Photo shows Prince William of Wied, Prince of Albania (Wilhelm Friedrich Heinrich) (1876-1945) who reigned briefly as sovereign of Albania from March 1914 to September 1914. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2010)

Prince and Princess of Albania

Prince and Princess of Albania

Photo shows Prince William of Wied, Prince of Albania (Wilhelm Friedrich Heinrich) (1876-1945) who reigned briefly as sovereign of Albania from March 1914 to September 1914 with his wife Princess Sophie Helene ... More

The battleship "HAMIDEH" bombarding the Greek and the Serbian transports opposite the coast of Albania, [with insert of the hero Ra-Uf Bey]

The battleship "HAMIDEH" bombarding the Greek and the Serbian transpor...

Color lithograph by A.H. Zaki, copyrighted by the Cairo Punch. No. 41. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.

The remnants of the Serbian Armies at Tchakor = Les restants des Armées Serbes à Tchakor

The remnants of the Serbian Armies at Tchakor = Les restants des Armée...

Photograph shows soldiers leading their houses across a snowy mountain landscape, probably in Albania. In album: Commet les Serbes abandonnèrent leur patrie, vu par Sampson Tchernoff. Title from item.

Approximative zones according to the secret Treaty of London (April 26th 1915) : [Albania] /

Approximative zones according to the secret Treaty of London (April 26...

Relief shown by shading and spot heights. Shows territories proposed to be allotted to Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, Italy, and Greece. On base map: Scala di 1:400 000 (1 cm. = 4 km.). Black ink, col. inks, and ... More

Albania. A band of American Albanians who are aiding their country

Albania. A band of American Albanians who are aiding their country

Title and note from Red Cross caption card. Ex. Jr. R.C. Indef. Date based on date of negatives in same range. Gift; American National Red Cross 1944 and 1952. General information about the American National Re... More

... Albanians who are aiding their country

... Albanians who are aiding their country

Title from negative. On Red Cross caption card: Ex. Jr. RC indef. Date based on date of negatives in same range. Gift; American National Red Cross 1944 and 1952. General information about the American National ... More

Headquarters of American Field Services Ambulance Section No. 10, at Visntza, Alabania

Headquarters of American Field Services Ambulance Section No. 10, at V...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: A.R.C. Group title: Albania. 23 August 1919 [date received] Used in: Ex. Stanford... More

Albanian frontiers.

Albanian frontiers.

Relief shown by contours and gradient tints. In right lower margin of the original: Prepared by Admiralty War Staff, I.D. Drawn and printed at the Ordnance Survey, 1916. Annotated in col. inks to show proposed ... More

Carte ethnographique de l'Albanie /

Carte ethnographique de l'Albanie /

Paris meridian. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy torn, fold-lined, taped, missing edge sections, rubber-stamped and typewritten in lower margin, and annotated i... More

New styles for hunting costumes. This is not a group of Mexican bandits but a number of Albanian peasants about to start on a boar hunt. Their baggy trousers, embroidered "wes'kits" and fur-trimmed jackets make a unique hunting costume. They gathered for the hunt after a convoy of American Red Cross workers with relief supplies had arrived in their mountain town and reported having seen boars on the trip

New styles for hunting costumes. This is not a group of Mexican bandit...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: ARC, Paris Office. Group title: Types, Albania. On caption card: (10122) Used in:... More

The saints carved on the walls of a church at Moskopoulis, Albania, recently received a baptism of fire when a quarrel between two tribes broke out in the town. Machine guns were trained on the church and this shows part of the damage that resulted to the ancient frescoes. The riot was stopped by the arrival of an American Red Cross Unit, both sides declaring a truce in order that the Americans might proceed with their relief work in safety

The saints carved on the walls of a church at Moskopoulis, Albania, re...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: A.R.C. Paris Office. Group title: Albania. On caption card: (11555) Used in: Nati... More

Children being cared for by Albanian unit of A.R.C

Children being cared for by Albanian unit of A.R.C

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: A.R.C. Paris Office. Group title: Albania (Children) Gift; American National Red ... More

Children being cared for by Albanian unit of A.R.C

Children being cared for by Albanian unit of A.R.C

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: A.R.C. Paris Office. Group title: Albania (Children) Gift; American National Red ... More

A typical mountain village in the back country of Albania. Its natural beauty however, hides many a case of suffering as a result of the war. Food, clothing and medicines are scarce. To relieve this the A.R.C. has established stations throughout the country which are caring for the destitute of all remote towns such as this one

A typical mountain village in the back country of Albania. Its natural...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: ARC Paris Office. Group title: Albania. On caption card: (10417) Used in: Jr. R.C... More

Types of Albanian peasants assisted by the American Red Cross unit in Albania

Types of Albanian peasants assisted by the American Red Cross unit in ...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: A.R.C. Paris Office. Group title: Albania. Gift; American National Red Cross 1944... More

A delegation waiting upon Major Robert C. Demson at Red Cross House in Tirana, to thank the Government of the U.S. and President Wilson for their interest in Albania. Suleman Effends carrying the Red flag of Albania with its black eagle

A delegation waiting upon Major Robert C. Demson at Red Cross House in...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: A.R.C. Paris Office. Group title: Albania. Gift; American National Red Cross 1944... More

Capt. Harold V. Aupperle with French and American Officers an famous Pisodir Pass leading over mountains from Monastir Plain to South Albania

Capt. Harold V. Aupperle with French and American Officers an famous P...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: A.R.C Group title: Albania. Used in: Ex. Stanford University, Oct. 8th. Gift; Ame... More

Albanian Mission of Welcome which greeted the Albanian Unit of the American Red Cross upon its arrival at Tirana, Albania. Bishop Osman Effendi who spoke for Albania

Albanian Mission of Welcome which greeted the Albanian Unit of the Ame...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: A.R.C. Paris Office. Group title: Albania (Personnel) Gift; American National Red... More

Miss Caroline Robinson, Head Nurse with Albanian American Red Cross Unit and group of Dispensary Patients. Tirana, Albania

Miss Caroline Robinson, Head Nurse with Albanian American Red Cross Un...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: ARC, Paris Office. Group title: Albana. (Personnel) Gift; American National Red C... More

Talk on Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick given to the refugee class at Tirana, Albania. ARC nurse instructor seated and interpreter standing

Talk on Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick given to the refugee class a...

Title and notes from Red Cross caption card. Date based on date of negatives in same range. Gift; American National Red Cross 1944 and 1952. General information about the American National Red Cross photograph ... More

Everywhere in Central and Eastern Europe American relief workers have penetrated, and their work has received the hearty cooperation of Allied military chieftens. Starvation and disease have been the enemies fought by the American Red Cross, which sends units fully equipped with food, clothing and medical supplies to fight the scourage resulting from the wide-spread destitution left by the war. Among these who have proven themselves ardent friends of the Red Cross is General Giacena Ferrero of the Italian Army in charge of the Albanian forces. He was snapped for this picture in front of the Italian headquarters with Major Robert C. Denison of New Haven, Conn., head of the Red Cross mission at Tirana

Everywhere in Central and Eastern Europe American relief workers have ...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: ARC, Paris Office. Group title: Albania Personnel. Used in: Atlantic Division. Oc... More

Shade of Terpsichore. Here's the "Woozle-Fooz". First locate a boar or two, then get up a hunting party and go out and kill them, donning embroidered vests and fur trimmed jackets. Then you can dance the "woozle-fooz" properly. That's what these Albanian hunter-peasants are doing now, furnishing their own music by chanting. Two American Red Cross workers, bringing relief supplies to their village, located the boars for them, having passed a number on the lonely mountain roads

Shade of Terpsichore. Here's the "Woozle-Fooz". First locate a boar or...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: ARC, Paris Office. Group title: Types, Albania. On caption card: (10123) Used in:... More

When these boys recover from the distress and starvation of the war, they are going to be champions. This is the champion gym class at the Tirana American Red Cross School, under the tutelage of Miss Charlotte Watrous of New Haven, Conn., every boy of which considers himself an aspirant for the Olympic games. The physical training classes have been established in connection with the other Red Cross work, the hospitals, dispensaries and dental clinics

When these boys recover from the distress and starvation of the war, t...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: ARC, Paris Office. Group title: Albania Personnel (Children) Used in: Atlantic Di... More

When these boys recover from the distress and starvation of the war, they are going to be champions. This is the champion gym class at the Tirana American Red Cross School, under the tutelage of Miss Charlotte Watrous of New Haven, Conn., every boy of which considers himself an aspirant for the Olympic games. The physical training classes have been established in connection with the other Red Cross work, the hospitals, dispensaries and dental clinics

When these boys recover from the distress and starvation of the war, t...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card for related, adjacent negative. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: ARC, Paris Office. Group title: Albania Personnel ... More

The plow used all over Albania

The plow used all over Albania

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: ARC. Paris Office. Group title: Albania. On caption card: (64) Used in: Tech, Tra... More

Capt. Harold V. Aupperle and French Officer

Capt. Harold V. Aupperle and French Officer

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: A.R.C. Group title: Albania. (Personnel) Used in: Ex. Stanford University, Oct. 8... More

Every morning these boys do exactly what thousands of American boys are doing at the same time across the Atlantic. This is the class in physical training at the Tirana American Red Cross School, under the direction of Miss Charlotte Watrous of New Haven, Conn. Their lives have been spent under the pressure of such hard times that they are often physically unfitted for a sturdy boy's life, they are underdeveloped and undernourished

Every morning these boys do exactly what thousands of American boys ar...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: ARC. Paris Office. Group title: Albania (Children) Used in: Atlantic Division Oct... More

These are typical Albanian school boys in not exactly typical American clothes. When they first came to the American Red Cross School at Tirana, Albania, these youngsters had never worn anything in their lives but rags. Every one of them had to be "deloused" and given a whole new outfit of clean American clothing. The young gentleman in the center however refused to give up the gorgeous embroidered jacket, the pride of his ancestors, and they all persisted in wearing the traditional fez

These are typical Albanian school boys in not exactly typical American...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: ARC, Paris Office. Group title: Albania. (Children) Gift; American National Red C... More

This is the junior class of champions at the Tirana School, Albania, that Miss Charlotte Watrous of New Haven, Conn. and Miss Beatrice L. Moore of Sandy Springs, Maryland, drill every morning. These boys have known so many years of war and deprivation that they have never learned to play. The first work for this Red Cross School is to give them the chance to be young

This is the junior class of champions at the Tirana School, Albania, t...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: ARC, Paris Office. Group title: Albania (Children) Used in: Atlantic & Potomac Di... More

An American Red Cross camion stopping for repairs at an Italian Auto reparto in Albania

An American Red Cross camion stopping for repairs at an Italian Auto r...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: ARC. Group title: Albania. Used in: Ex. Red Cross Mag. Gift; American National Re... More

Ancient bridge remodelled for 20th. Century purposes. Ancient Turkish bridge in southern Albania that had to be reconstructed during the great war because the early Romans and Turks did not look ahead and visualize the 20th. Century with its motor transportation. It was used continuously by the Italians when they were massing thousands of troops at Valona and Kortiza. In order to accommodate sic motor trucks and heavy artillery they built it up as may seen in the picture and lessened the sharp ascent and descent. Although centuries od it withstood remodelling and the consequent strain put upon it. The American Red Cross camion at the top is on its way with relief supplies for the destitute war sufferers of Kortiza

Ancient bridge remodelled for 20th. Century purposes. Ancient Turkish ...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: Paris Office. Data: T.T. & C. Red Cross bulletin. Group title: Transportation. Al... More

One way of solving transportation problems in Albania. The longhorned buffalo is one of the domestic animals of the Albanian countryside, he is used for ploughing and in place of oxen to draw the heavy "prairie wagons" of the Albanian farmer. Here is shown a train of buffalo wagons carrying American Red Cross supplies across country

One way of solving transportation problems in Albania. The longhorned ...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: Paris Office. Group title: Supplies, Albania. Gift; American National Red Cross 1... More

A group of Albanian children

A group of Albanian children

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: ARC. Major Dexter. Group title: Children Albania. Used in: Slide for Major Dexter... More

Nice Straw Hats For Sale; Three Cents. All day long this little Albanian boy, with the big brown eyes walks about the town of Tirana selling straw hats. Capital to start him in business (twenty cents) was supplied by a Junior Red Cross representative. For three American pennies you can buy a big straw hat guaranteed to last eight years. He is self supporting and is a great favorite with the Americans

Nice Straw Hats For Sale; Three Cents. All day long this little Albani...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: ARC. Group title: Children-Albania. On caption card: (1/2177) Used in: Junior Red... More

American demonstrations in Albania. Showing some of the tiny Albanians of Tirana who marched in parades to do honor to America's Fourth of July this year. 'Free American' is like a star that shines always in the vision of the peoples of Europe that war has recently freed from bondage to foreign ruler-ship and any display of reviving national spirit always goes hand in hand with gratitude for the friendship of that great country.The demonstrations this year were made much by all the children for it is from American school children and their Junior Red Cross that so many blessings have come to them in their long period of hardshipand distress

American demonstrations in Albania. Showing some of the tiny Albanians...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: Paris Office. Group Title: Jr. Red Cross. Children.Albania. Gift; American Nation... More

"Another American Madate Appeal" A delegation of prominent Albanians, composed of the major, chief of police, overseer of the poor, Mohammedan Hodja and Christian priest that called upon the two American Red Cross officers in the picture. (Dr. George H. Schlesselman of Fond du Lac.Wis., and Maj. James A. Mills of New York City). And presented a petition appealing to the United States to take the mandate for Albania. Through its relief work in this country the Red Cross gained the confidence and respect of the entire country. It was natural for the Albanians to turn to the relief organization with an appeal for political aid

"Another American Madate Appeal" A delegation of prominent Albanians, ...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: Paris Office. Group title: Personnel, Albania. On caption card: (11646) Used in: ... More

The girl behind the counter is an American. Miss Helen Grannis of Boston. The counter is an American Red Cross packing case while the setting is pure Albanian. The picture was taken at a Red Cross clothing station in the Albanian mountains. The chap with the striking trousers to the left is assisting the Red Cross girl while the turbaned gentlemen with his back to the camera and seated comfortably on the "Chemises Girls 5 to 16 years", is the tribal chieftan who is there to see that none of his people impose upon the generous Americans

The girl behind the counter is an American. Miss Helen Grannis of Bost...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: ARC Paris Office. Group title: Personnel supplies. Albania. On caption card: (12/... More

Rushing aid to Albanians: Trusty bullock carts are the sole means of "rushing" aid to pestilence spots in the Albanian mountains, A.R.C. workers have found. Scores of little villages are reached by roadways that no motor truck should negotiate. Slow, patient, and wonderfully strong, these huge water buffalo pull the entire load of a heavy cart by means of a yoke which throws all the weight on their necks. The driver guides them with a short stick and a picturesque vocabulary

Rushing aid to Albanians: Trusty bullock carts are the sole means of "...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: ARC Paris Office. Group title: Transportation, Albania. On caption card: (1/2146)... More

Victims of latest Balkan trouble. This picture shows a typical group of thousands of Albanian war victims who were interred in Montenegro during a recent Balkan squabble. The American officer is Lieut. Col. H.J. Fairclough, head of the American Red Cross Commission to Montenegro and former professor at Leland Stanford University in California. When these homeless, miserable women and children swarmed through the lines at the Serbian-Montenegro frontier they were filthy, vermin-ridden and frenzied with starvation and suffering. They were given a daily ration of American food and have since been returned to their own country by Red Cross workers co-operating with the Albanian refugee committee

Victims of latest Balkan trouble. This picture shows a typical group o...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: Paris Office. Data: Pacific Division, March 22, 1920. Group title: Refugees, Alba... More

Albanians honor the 'Stars And Stripes'. Albanian children this year turned out in full force to do honor to America's Fourth of July and hoped in that manner to convey across the seas to American school children their gratitude for aid and sympathy sent them in their distress. With the 'Stars and Stripes' displayed side by side with their own national colors these poorly clad and miserable little war victims made a creditable showing all over Albania and the natives gathered from far and wide to watch them. They have learned of American children largely through the Junior Red Cross which has heaped many benefits upon them and is now encouraging national educational revival for them

Albanians honor the 'Stars And Stripes'. Albanian children this year t...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: Paris Office. Group Title: Jr. Red Cross. Children. Albania. Gift; American Natio... More

Balkan Travel De Luxe. The popular method of travel in Albania where mountain follows mountain with bewildering rapidity. This Albanian mountaineer outweighs his donkey in everything except strength and stubborness. This picture was taken outside the American Red Cross dispensary at Scutari where the rider came for snake, bite treatment after attempting unsuccessfully to cure himself by the popular method of applying cobwebs and tobacco, juice

Balkan Travel De Luxe. The popular method of travel in Albania where m...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: ARC Paris Office. Group title: Albania. Types. On caption card: (11659) Used in: ... More

Red Crossing under difficulties. Captain Merl Lavoy (Seattle) on duty for the American Red Cross on a typical Albanian mountain trail. The country is bleak and desolate and great difficulties are encountered in reaching the remote mountain villages where frequently a sudden outbreak of epidemic requires immediate medical aid

Red Crossing under difficulties. Captain Merl Lavoy (Seattle) on duty ...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: ARC Paris Office. Group title: Transportation, Albania. On caption card: (1/1427)... More

American Red Cross Pharmacy in Albania. Pharmacy of the American Red Cross hospital in Scutari, Albania. Enormous supplies of medicines and hospital necessities were shipped to various centers in order to afford medical relief to the population struggling desperately with ravaging diseases. The Junior Red Cross of America is also in the Albanian field now and doing a valiant relief work in the cause of child welfare

American Red Cross Pharmacy in Albania. Pharmacy of the American Red C...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: Paris Office. Data: Jr. Red Cross. T.T. & C. Sept. 13, 1920. Group title: Hospita... More

Smokes for the Winter. In normal times the Albanian mountaineer is sufficient unto himself. There is little he wants from outside the world. In this picture can be seen home-grown tobacco hanging on the walls to dry. It is saved for the long winter nights when the whole family lives in one room for months. This is a typical mountain home upon which American Red Cross nurses call in their relief work in the Balkans. It is the first outside aid they have ever received and they look upon America as a nation that produces nothing but fairy-godmothers, who go about the world helping others

Smokes for the Winter. In normal times the Albanian mountaineer is suf...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: ARC Paris Office. Group title: Gen. Albania. On caption card: (1/1414) Used in: D... More

No Need of "Dry" Campaign Here. The national beverage of Albania and all other Balkan countries where the influence of the Turk has been predominant for many years is coffee. Little wine or liquor is used. So strongly has the taste for coffee been developed that it is hawked on the streets. This shows one of the typical coffee vendors in Tirana, announcing his coming by scraping a tuning fork along the walls he dispenses a thick fragrant liquor for one cent a cup. But all business is so bad in the Balkans today that even these popular merchants have been forced to appeal for aid to the American Red Cross. This particular "coffee man" is wearing trousers made from pajamas presented him by the Red Cross

No Need of "Dry" Campaign Here. The national beverage of Albania and a...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: ARC Paris Office. Group title: Supplies, Albania. On caption card: (12/1145) Used... More

Albanian farmers learn the American way. With this kind of age old farm equipment still generally in use it is easy to picture the amazement of Albanian farmers when they saw a demonstration of modern American methods. It was arranged for their benefit by the American Red Cross, now carrying on an estensive relief work for the war sufferers of the much fought over Balkan state. Tilling the fields with oxen hitched to a rude, home-made, wooden plow is slow, hot work and discouraging, as well, for the men who have to build up a country that is having its first taste of economic and governmental freedom after centuries of Turkish control and outside interference. It is believed that Albania, although centuries behind the timewill grasp at all the newest and quickest means to restore herself and solidfy her independenice for her people follow agricultural pursuits naturally and the soil is fertile and favorable for almost any kind of crops. There are 40,000 Albanians in the United States who are giving their hearty support to the efforts of their war hammered country

Albanian farmers learn the American way. With this kind of age old far...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: Paris Office. Data: T.T. & C. Group title: Farm scenes. Albania. Gift; American N... More

American nurse an oracle in Albania. Albanian mother seeking advice at the Junior Red Cross of America children's clinic in Tirana and Miss Mabel Steel, of San Francisco, the chief nurse, making a blood test on the five months old infant. Due to a prolonged diet of rice and flour the child is a victim of malnutrition and in the advanced stages of anemia. Education that will equip native mothers with a knowledge of baby hygiene and feeding is the great cry of the hour in Albania as in other Balkan countries for with a threatened scourge of tuberculosis and wasting diseases the thousand of underfed and neglected children are said to be in great danger of succumbing almost 'en masse'

American nurse an oracle in Albania. Albanian mother seeking advice at...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: Paris Office. Data: Pacific Div. Junior Red Cross.Group title: Dispensary. Albani... More

Always Wash Behind the Ears. That is the warning the native woman with the pitcher gives these Albanian war orphans who are attending the American Red Cross school at Tirana. This is the morning class in personal hygiene. The camera caught them at tooth brush drill. This is a great innovation, these children and most of their parents never had heard of a tooth brush before the Red Cross came. They have to brush their teeth and wash before they can get into school. They also have to wash their own wash bowls after they get through washing so that the next fellow can wash in a clean wash bowl

Always Wash Behind the Ears. That is the warning the native woman with...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: ARC Paris Office. Group title: Children-Albania. On caption card: (1/1718) Used i... More

Wherever you go in strange lands you will see the Stars and Stripes unfurled to the breeze. This is the old capital of Albania. This flag is hung in front of the American Red Cross hospital which is treating hundreds of cases of injuries and sickness weekly. Soldiers and civilians salute the flag as they pass under it, as a token of their appreciation of what American people have done for them through the Red Cross

Wherever you go in strange lands you will see the Stars and Stripes un...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: ARC Paris Office. Group title: Hospital, Albania. On caption card: (12853) Used i... More

Grain Sellers in Scutari Bazaar. The duty of Scutari is the principal market town of Albania. Since the war cut off Albania's communication to the east and south, all north Albania has had to look to Scutari for a market. Here is seen the grain market. On the right a row of grain sellers squat behind open sacks. Beyond them under the plane tree sit country folk with little piles of garden produce. Market days are the busy days for the American Red Cross dispensary in Scutari. The country folk, coming to town with their slender stocks of produce, bring also their sick for treatment, and patients have frequently arrived by ox carts from distances of twenty or thirty miles

Grain Sellers in Scutari Bazaar. The duty of Scutari is the principal ...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: Paris Office. Group title: Supplies, Albania. On caption card: (12953) Used in: T... More

Picturesque bridge dating back to the Romans. Another picturesque aspect of the old Roman bridge, above pictured, shows the pool underneath and the vista of mountains. Although this bridge has gathered centuries and still shows no sign of crumbling it is becoming impractical for twentieth century needs. The Italian army was forced to reconstruct it in order to facilitate automobile traffic for the grade is too sharp. The first motor transportation to cross on this bridge after the Armistice was an American Red Cross camion-truck laden with relief supplies for the destitute and war stricken people of Tirana and Durazzo

Picturesque bridge dating back to the Romans. Another picturesque aspe...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: Paris Office. Data: T.T. & C. Group title: Transportation. Albania. Gift; America... More

Albanian boys who have ridden into Durazzo with something to sell and are held spellbound by the sights of the city

Albanian boys who have ridden into Durazzo with something to sell and ...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: ARC O.M. Salisbury, Capt. ARC Albanian Comm. Group title: Junior Red Cross. Used ... More

A Country With No Plumbers. Showing the introduction of bathtubs into Albania. Lieut. Charles W. Hamm, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Red Cross Transportation officer, taking the first modern plumbing appliance into Elbasan where it was set up by the nurses in the Red Cross hospital. Today there are only two modern bathtubs in the country, and they were brought in by the Red Cross for use in their hospitals. As there are no railroads and the mountain trails are so narrow all equipment has to be transported by pack horse as shown in the picture. The horse with the bathtub is not used to such a strange burden and is doing his best to get rid of it

A Country With No Plumbers. Showing the introduction of bathtubs into ...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: ARC Paris Office. Group title: Supplies, Albania. On caption card: 12/1194. Used ... More

American 'girl' on the job in Albania. In the course of a day Miss Agnes Drummond of Alton, Ill., (at the desk) member of the American Red Cross in charge of relief distribution in Scutari, Albania, considers the needs of scores of destitute and poverty stricken natives, many of them once prosperous or at least far from beggary. The picture shows a corner of one of the warehouses rooms and the shelves of American clothing contributed to the ragged, almost naked people by Red Cross Chapters in the United States. The mother and child have been aided

American 'girl' on the job in Albania. In the course of a day Miss Agn...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: Paris Office. Data: Central Div. Group title: Supplies. Personnel. Albania. Gift;... More

Exhibit "A" One Dead Man. As a warning to evil doers, the policemen of Albania, exhibit all the dead men they bring in from the mountain raids. "Thieve's Stone" the official name of the slab on which these bodies are laid, is directly across the street from an American Red Cross relief station from which astonished Americans for the first time viewed this unusual custom. Standing behind the dead man is the policeman who did the fatal shooting. The dead man, it is all-aged, had committed a series of daring robberies in the mountains

Exhibit "A" One Dead Man. As a warning to evil doers, the policemen of...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: Ex. Kadel and Herbert, Paris Office. Group title: General, Albania. On caption ca... More

"With all my worldly things I thee endow" means something in Albania. When an Albanian girl, no matter how poor, gets married, she brings with her a "hope chest", containing everything she owns. Here is shown a "hope chest" being carried to the bride's new home on a pack horse led by the "ushers" at the wedding. It's a most gorgeous affair of magenta and green and blue and yellow. And nowadays it's safe to assume that it contains some second hand clothing from America, distributed in Albania by the A.R.C

"With all my worldly things I thee endow" means something in Albania. ...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: ARC Paris Office. Group title: Supplies, Albania. On caption card: (2/2305) Used ... More

New cloths from American 'Juniors'. When Junior Red Cross of America supplies for the suffering children of Europe finally reach their destination this is the way they bring smiles. In Tirana, Albania these war waifs have received their share of clean, comfortable American clothing, some of it used before and some it spick span new, but all of it in good condition and sent along with the sympathy of American children

New cloths from American 'Juniors'. When Junior Red Cross of America s...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: Paris Office. Data: Jr. Red Cross. Sept. 13, 1920. Group title: Children. Albania... More

Strike up the wedding march. Here comes an Albanian bride and groom. In that country folks are unable to tell whether a chap was lucky or not because the bride never unveils her face in the public. The groom was married on the day he was discharged from the American Red Cross Hospital where he was treated for a gunshot wound received in feudal warfare

Strike up the wedding march. Here comes an Albanian bride and groom. I...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: ARC Paris Office. Group title: General, Albania. On caption card: (11658) Used in... More

The most popular man in Albania. Lieut. Col. William Warfield, of Baltimore, MD., director of the American Red Cross unit to Albania. Under his charge are such varied activities as hospitals, public nursing, playgrounds, dispensaries and schools. He is known in the most remote mountain villages and many Albanian feuds have been discontinued at his request in order that the Americans under him could carry on their relief work in safety

The most popular man in Albania. Lieut. Col. William Warfield, of Balt...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: ARC Paris Office. Group title: Personnel W. Used in: T.T. & C. Potomac Jan. 1920.... More

An itinereant orchestra in Tirana renders a little harmony for the children at the opening of the American Red Cross playground. The reeds predominate but the bass drummer does his best to drown the high notes of the Turkish clarinets. When they all get going good, the music, to the Occidental ear, resembles that of a flat-wheeled trolley car rounding a sharp curve near a busy boiler shop. These musicians play at all private and public occasions: weddings, funerals, christenings, church festivals

An itinereant orchestra in Tirana renders a little harmony for the chi...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: ARC. Paris Office. Group title: Albania, Children. On caption card: (11770) Used ... More

By Permission of Allah. Dr. Marie J. Hyndman, of Philadelphia, at work on an Albanian's teeth in the American Red Cross hospital at Tirana. American doctors attempting to stem the rising tide of disease in Albania found that most all the people had never had any dental attention and that much ill health originated from the condition of their molars. But before the Mohammedan population of the country would consent to have their teeth tinkered with, Dr. Hyndman had to have the local priest issue a statement that dental work would give no offense to Allah

By Permission of Allah. Dr. Marie J. Hyndman, of Philadelphia, at work...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: ARC Paris Office. Group title: Hospital, Albania. On caption card: (12/1276) Used... More

The Only Railroad in Albania. This is the Tirana Durazzo Express which like the Toonerville Trolley "meets all Boats". It is a narrow guage military line built by the Austrians during their occupation of the country. When they evacuated they destroyed all locomotives and the road was considered useless. Upon the arrival of the American Red Cross with relief supplies for the country, the American workers suggested real horsepower for the line, and this is the result. Many tons of Red Cross supplies have been carried over this line and it affords some relief to weary travellers in the country

The Only Railroad in Albania. This is the Tirana Durazzo Express which...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: ARC Paris Office. Group title: Transportation, Albania. On caption card: (12/1143... More

One of Austria's lost ships. Former Austrian cattleship at Teodo, the old naval base, and one of those given the Allied powers in the peace settlement

One of Austria's lost ships. Former Austrian cattleship at Teodo, the ...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: Paris Office. Data: Excl. to Inter. News. Ser. Until Sept. 26, 1920. Group title:... More

Boar Hunt Dancers in Albania. One of the ancient folk measures in Albania is boar hunt dance which looks very much like the game of ring-around-a-rosy. Sturdy Albanian tribesmen, girded with heavy cartridge belts and decorated with long keen knives, romp and play in this primitive step like a bunch of children. These dancers were guarding an American Red Cross relief convoy into the Albanian mountains and put on the boar hunt dance as an exhibition for the American workers directing the expedition

Boar Hunt Dancers in Albania. One of the ancient folk measures in Alba...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: ARC Paris Office. Group title: Recreation, Albania. On caption card: (1/2153) Use... More

American health measures for Balkan babies. Miss Blanche Grundy of San Francisco, nurse in the Junior Red Cross of America Children's clinic at Elbasan with her interpreter and one of the many children who have undergone treatment there. Junior Red Cross propoganda in the cause of child welfare is slowly enlightening the fogged minds of native mothers in several of the Balkan countries on the subject of hygiene and home care of their babies and growing children

American health measures for Balkan babies. Miss Blanche Grundy of San...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: Paris Office. Data: Pacific Div., Junior Red Cross. Group title: Personnel. Dispe... More

Albanian nurses trained by Americans. Head nurse, Miss Lucy Joachim (at right of picture) of New York City, and Miss Agnes Eubank, American Red Cross nurse to the Balkans from South Charleston, West Virginia, and four native Albanian nurses who are under their instruction in the Tirana, Albania hospital. Red Cross hospitals throughout the Balkan countries are tending to stimlate the medical and nursing professions. As in many other countries of Europe, where hospital relief work has been carried on extensively, the scientific surgical and general nurses of America have become the models for foreign women who see the possibilities of raising this profession in their countries to the American standard

Albanian nurses trained by Americans. Head nurse, Miss Lucy Joachim (a...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: Paris Office. Data: Atlantic Div. Group title: Personnel. Hospital. Albania. Gift... More

"Ding! Ding! Hold Your Hats." Riding a military narrow-gauge railroad from Bazar Schak, Albania, to Vora, is a delightful experience scenically. There's not much comfort on the jilting little cars, with hard pine benches, however. This party enroute to the American Red Cross relief station in Vora is composed of (from left to right) Miss Helen J. Ahren, Buffalo, Mrs. K. Bryan, of Denver; Miss Beatrice Moore of Sandy Springs, Md., and Dr. John Dooley Lyttle of Newark, N.J. The railway is operated by the Italian army of occupation

"Ding! Ding! Hold Your Hats." Riding a military narrow-gauge railroad ...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: Paris Office. Group title: Transportation, Albania. On caption card: 1/2102. Used... More

Black sheep of the Balkans. This is the mascot of the American Red Cross Unit at Tirana, Albania, where a hospital dispensary and childrens school have been established. Black sheep are the most valuable livestock in the Balkans. Their wool is spun and woven into garments without dyeing, thereby eliminating an expensive process in the Balkans. This lamb was presented to Miss Margaret Mosely-Williams, the nurse in the picture by a grateful Albanian patient in the Red Cross hospital

Black sheep of the Balkans. This is the mascot of the American Red Cro...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: Paris Office. Data: Int. News Service, Excl. to April 24, 1920. Ex. Kadel & Herbe... More

The Ambulance of the Hillmen. American Red Cross nurse at Tirana, Albania, unloading a patient from the mountain ambulance of the hillmen, a donkey. Riding astride a donkey is the smoothest and easiest method of travelling in the rough trails of the mountain country. There are few roads in Albania many miles to the American Red Cross hospitals

The Ambulance of the Hillmen. American Red Cross nurse at Tirana, Alba...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: ARC Paris Office. Group title: Transportation, Hospital-Albania. On caption card:... More

Pinning on the Donkey's Tail. Albanian war orphans spend an exciting afternoon at the American Red Cross playground in Tirana "pinning the tail on the donkey". A white sheet with a donkey sketched upon it is tacked to the wall of a ruined house, a child is blind-folded and then attempts to put the tail in its proper place on the donkey. The one who comes nearest is given a prize of a new dress, a skein of wool or some useful article. Note the intense interest with which each child is watching the operation. To the right can be seen Miss E.P. Cobley, New Orleans, in charge of the Tirana playground

Pinning on the Donkey's Tail. Albanian war orphans spend an exciting a...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: ARC Paris Office. Group title: Children, Albania. On caption card: (12/1192) Used... More

Something new in King's Palaces. This was the summer home of King Nicholas of Montenegro before he was deposed and went on an indefinite vacation to Paris. It is nothing more than a vinecovered cottage and is located in a smalltown overlooking Lake Scutari. On the terrace, the King, holds his court. He ruled more like a country squire than a real king. People came to pass the time of day or present a grievance, which he would consider and render judgement on, his decision afterwards becoming a law in the country. In carrying on its relief work in Lontonogro, the American Red Cross has used the royal home as a distributing station, where the needy people may come to get American clothing, food, and medicines. King Nicholas still takes a great interest in his country and its welfare, and from Paris he has sent many messages of appreciation and congratulation to the Red Cross for its work

Something new in King's Palaces. This was the summer home of King Nich...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: Paris Office. Group title: Supplies, Montenegro. Gift; American National Red Cros... More

All dressed up--and some place to go. A group of little Albanian girl, who have put on their Sunday best, to make a call on the American Red Cross nurses at Scutari. They are wearing clothes made by their mothers, who are learning to sew in the Red Cross workrooms. Upon the completion of the first dress, the mothers send their little children to call on the Red Cross, exhibit the clothes and thank the Americans for their generoisty and friendship

All dressed up--and some place to go. A group of little Albanian girl,...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: Paris Office. Group title: Children-Albania. On caption card: (12860) Used in: Ex... More

"Exhibit A" is not pleased. In the face of strong opposition Miss Sara W. Crosley, an American Red Cross nurse of Cape Charles, Va., is holding one of her youthful Albanian patients for his picture. Miss Crosley is one of the visiting nurses of the Red Cross Unit at Elbasan and calls at the homes of the sick and maimed to distribute medicines and give advice and treatment. The boy in her arms had been ill for three years when Miss Crosley took his case. He was cured in three months under her care, and now has the huskiest yell in the neighborhood

"Exhibit A" is not pleased. In the face of strong opposition Miss Sara...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: ARC Paris Office. Group title: Per Albania. On caption card: 12/1290. Used in: Po... More

Teaching sick Albanians the "Air" cure. When persons get sick in Albania they usually shut the windows and doors tight and go to bed until they get well or die. The American Red Cross is attempting to change these unhealthy habits. This shows an American Nurse (kneeling) with a native interpreter (center, standing) teaching a tubercular patient the value of "plain air" and plenty of it. The Nurse is Miss Louise Wentzell, Pittsburgh, Pa

Teaching sick Albanians the "Air" cure. When persons get sick in Alban...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: ARC Paris Office. Group title: Albania. On caption card: (11643) Used in: T.T.C. ... More

The Street Life of Scutari. A typical scene in the streets of old Scutari in Albania. The buildings are irregular, lop sided affairs. Cattle, pigs and barnyard fowl mix indiscriminately with the people, whose dress was strongly Oriental. But now an Occidental note is creeping into it, due to the country's complete dependence for its first clothes in five years upon America. For the first year the American Red Cross has been distributing used garments among the ragged and wretched of the country

The Street Life of Scutari. A typical scene in the streets of old Scut...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: ARC Paris Office. Group title: General, Albania. On caption card: 1/1736. Used in... More

U.S. Representative in Albania. Robert Townsend of Washington, D.C., has taken up his duties as American Representative in Albania. This picture shows Mr. Townsend being shown over the country by American Red Cross Officers shortly after his arrival in the country. The Red Cross has been engaged in relief work in Albania for several months

U.S. Representative in Albania. Robert Townsend of Washington, D.C., h...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: ARC Paris Office. Data: Potomac Division. Group title: Personnel, Albania. Gift; ... More

Over the river and up the hill. The last stage in transporting American Red Cross supplies in transporting American Red Cross supplies in Albania. Albanians and Italians dragging a big American Red Cross truck across the Ishmi river toward the road to Tirana. Many rivers must be crossed in this fashion in the trip from Scutari in Northern Albania to the American Red Cross "Capital" at Tirana. Those who have not visited Albania have little idea of the tremendous difficulties overcome by American Red Cross doctors, nurses and doughboys who are working to get food, clothing and medicines of the needy Albanians

Over the river and up the hill. The last stage in transporting America...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: ARC Paris Office. Group title: Supplies, Albania. On caption card: 12963. Used in... More

Two flags Albanians will never forget. Old Glory and the American Red Cross emblem can be seen flying from one end of Albania to the other. They have brought a new idea to this old world country, probably the most primitive in Europe. Wherever those flags are exhibited, the people know they can look for a lightening of their burdens and a helping hand with their troubles. This shows the American Red Cross hospital at Tirana, to which American doctors and nurses go into the surrounding country to care for the sick and ailing. At the extreme right is Dr. Lloyd W. Brooke of Portland, Oreg. Director of the Tirana Hospital

Two flags Albanians will never forget. Old Glory and the American Red ...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: ARC Paris Office. Group title: Hospital, Albania. On caption card: (12/1306) Gift... More

The English Class Convenes. In an outdoor classroom called on the American Red Cross playground at Elbasan, Albania, Miss Marion Echternach of Strasburg, Pa., taught English to this group of children. These children were so interested in all the Red Cross was doing for them that there was not one breach of discipline in the class. They had never gone to school before and the schoolboy pranks so well known in America were never thought of by them

The English Class Convenes. In an outdoor classroom called on the Amer...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: ARC. Paris Office. Group title: Children-Albania. On caption card: 11657. Used in... More

Albanians in their own land. Although Albanians are considered the world's greatest 'gun totors' they are not at heart so war like or the indeseriminate sic brigands that they are frequently reputed to be. Owing to its geographical location and the permission of the Turkish government, when in control of this Balkan state, to defend its own borders, the Albanian natives carried on a mildly intensive border warfare for many years, and always went armed. American Red Cross workers who have spent months in Albania, where since the war and its drain on all industried resources distress had become proverbial, declare that any foreigner there is treated with greatest respect and courtesy if he is under the 'Besse', or in other words there on good faith. Although women frequently carry guns it is generally known that the Albanian's regard for the sacredness of his women kind is such that any one accompanied by a woman may go wherever he chooses and be entirely uninterfered with

Albanians in their own land. Although Albanians are considered the wor...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: Paris Office. Data: Excl. to Underwood & Underwood, until Sept. 26, 1920. Group t... More

Just a friendly gathering in Albania. From the stacked rifles one might get the impression that this was an armed camp. But its an American Red Cross distribution of old clothing in Albania. These Albania mountaineer tribesmen seem to have an unusual feeling of protection under the stars and stripes. At all other times their guns are carried in a "ready" position. The Albanian tribesmen have their own laws and their own methods of dispensing justice. The rifle play a big part in the latter activity. The Red Cross has given hundreds of tons of clothing, medical supplies and other materials to these destitute mountain people

Just a friendly gathering in Albania. From the stacked rifles one migh...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: ARC Paris Office. Group title: Supplies, Albania. On caption card: (12/1076) Used... More

Insisted on Paying Doctor's Bill. They walked twenty miles, from their home in the Albanian mountains, to get to the Junior Red Cross dispensary at the town of Tirana. They are sisters and the girl at the left was suffering from an infection that would have brought blindness to both eyes if permitted to go untreated. With them they brought two live chickens and six eggs for the doctor. When told there was "no charge" the sisters refused to consider the idea and insisted on leaving the poultry

Insisted on Paying Doctor's Bill. They walked twenty miles, from their...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: ARC Paris Office. Group title: Children Albania. On caption card: (1/2174) Gift; ... More

Albanian girls want to look like Americans. Albanian girls, member of the Junior Red Cross of America vocational classes in Elbasan learning to make their own clothing after American ideas. With the end of Turkish domination in their country many of the women and girls who have always worn the familiar baggy trousers of the Oriental are now anxious to adopt western styles of clothing and have requested 'Junior' social workers who are instructing them in sewing, cutting and other branches of domestic science to teach them to dress like American children

Albanian girls want to look like Americans. Albanian girls, member of ...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: Paris Office. Data: Jr. Red Cross. Group title: Children. Albania. Gift; American... More

When it Rains in Albania. This picture shows the difficulties of transporting even a light load in Albania. Fierce torrents pour down from the mountains in rainy weather, making a thick clay mud that required all the strength of a team of water buffalo to pull, against it. It took teams equally strong to pull an American Red Cross automobile out of the mire where this picture was taken. At the beginning of winter the Red Cross found that oxen and water buffaloes were the only sure means of transportation in "rushing" supplies to the suffering mountain population. To American relief workers in the Balkan countries there is a vase chasm of time dividing modern transportation facilities and those of this picture. The native walking at the side of the cart is goading with a long pole to the buffaloes mired knee deep in mud

When it Rains in Albania. This picture shows the difficulties of trans...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: Paris Office. Group title: Transportation, Albania. Gift; American National Red C... More

Durazzo, Albania. The queer little town of Durazzo, whose beautiful natural harbor might be made the best on the Adriatic by the opening of the marshy isthmus which connects the small peninsula of Durazzo with the mainland. Durazzo holds first place in the commercial life of Albania. In ancient times it was the leading port on the eastern shore of the Adriatic and it is generally believed that it will resume its former prestige if the projected Durazzo-Monastir railway lines are constructed. At this port American relief workers arrived shortly after the Armistice for the American Red Cross had offered to aid the thousands of Albanian families who were in pitiable distress after years of continued warfare. Distinguished army and government officials of both Albania and Italy met them and expressed their gratitude to the people of the United States

Durazzo, Albania. The queer little town of Durazzo, whose beautiful na...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: Paris Office. Data: T.T. & C. Group title: General. Albania. Gift; American Natio... More

An American in Albania. R? M. Davidson of Ashland, Ky., who is in charge of the American Red Cross relief work at Elbasob, Albania attired in the picturesque costume of the Albanian mountaineers. The whole thing is of wool, the jacket being extra heavy as a protection against the intense cold and heavy rains of the mountains

An American in Albania. R? M. Davidson of Ashland, Ky., who is in char...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: Paris Office. Data: Lake Division. Group title: Personnel. Albania. Gift; America... More

Walled in by nature. A view of the city of Elbasan in Albania. It is situated on one of the rockiest and most barren parts of Albania and its only lines of communication with the outside world are mountain trails. The American Red Cross had to bring its supplies in by pack mules and ox carts. The town is almost a law unto itself, rarely having any visitors from the outside world. The people were hit hard by the War and are especially appreciative of the aid that came from America

Walled in by nature. A view of the city of Elbasan in Albania. It is s...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: ARC. Paris Office. Group title: Albania. On caption card: (11647) Gift; American ... More

Through the veil, the Mohammedan women are forced to wear, this group at Tirana, Albania, are thanking Miss Helen Ahern, of Buffalo, N.Y. for the aid the American Red Cross brought their sick. Because of the religious restrictions Moslem women refused to consult a male doctor no matter how serious their illness. So the American Red Cross solved the problem by providing American women's doctors and nurses

Through the veil, the Mohammedan women are forced to wear, this group ...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: ARC Paris Office. Group title: Dispensaries, Albania. Gift; American National Red... More

On the "Streets of Cairo"-at the American Red Cross playground at Elbasan, Albania. From two tree stumps and a few sticks of wood was this wonderful ferris wheel constructed under the direction of American Red Cross Workers, for the entertainment of 500, who attended physical culture classes and studied useful arts and crafts. From left to right the Americans in the picture are Major James A. Mills of New York City, Miss Eleanor Wilson, of New York City and Miss Arah Crasley of Cape Charles, Va

On the "Streets of Cairo"-at the American Red Cross playground at Elba...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: ARC. Paris Office. Group title: Children. Albania. On caption card: (11772) Used ... More

A "good" road in Albania. This picture gives some idea of the transportation difficulties the American Red Cross workers had to overcome in taking relief to the remote mountain districts of the Balkans. Supplies were transported by mule and pack horse, while the roads are nothing more than goat trails in most cases. This picture shows a Red Cross caravan on what the Albanian say is a "good" road. On the rear pack horse sits a Red Cross doctor with a handkerchief on his head to protect him from the hot sun

A "good" road in Albania. This picture gives some idea of the transpor...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: ARC Paris Office. Group title: Supplies. Albania. On caption card: (11775) Used i... More