Red Cross Ladies, Princeton, 1941
During World War II Americans everywhere immersed themselves in the war effort. Early in the war President Franklin D. Roosevelt urged the people of America to plan and prepare for the dangers ahead. One of the programs in the Princeton area that resulted from this urging was Red Cross training. Red Cross First Aid courses were offered to citizens in an effort to mobilize them to be prepared in case of an invasion from foreign forces. On the east coast the primary fear was from Germany. The following women in this Red Cross First Aid course photograph taken in 1941 in Princeton are: Seated in the front row, from left to right: Elsie Gould, Florence Swan, Ruth Shaw (instructor), Evelyn White, and Mildred Legacy. Standing in the middle row, from left to right: Ora Hold, Dot Savage, Phyllis (Pike) Monk, Muriel Bailey, Clair Plaisted, and Alice Wheaton. Standing in the back row, from left to right: Marion Hobart, Harriet Tuell, Emid Bailey, Mary Dority, Elizabeth Dwelley, and Reta Gould.