Christmas in April: American National Red Cross Christmas Seals

Starting in 1907, the American National Red Cross (ANRC) began selling Christmas Seals in an effort to raise money to combat tuberculosis. The seals resembled postage stamps, and could be collected or used on holiday correspondence. The first year of sales, 1907, only generated $3,000 towards tuberculosis. However, successive years earned in the millions! A … Continue reading Christmas in April: American National Red Cross Christmas Seals

Consumption Comes Back

Today’s post is written by archives technician Ingi House. Going through records, sometimes it’s a surprise what you can find right off the bat:  a cool name, a weird event, or even an interesting story.  But what lies underneath the obvious is sometimes even better.  All you need is a spark to start your mind turning … Continue reading Consumption Comes Back