No. 649: Mr. R.T.W. Morse who is in charge of the American Ambulance Corps at Neuilly where the bodies for the American ambulances are built. No. 650: Red Cross workers sewing bandages
Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card.
Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: Prints loaned for slide reproduction by Kadel & Herbert, N.Y.
Group titles: Personelle. Red Cross Benefits and Parades.
Gift; American National Red Cross 1944 and 1952.
General information about the American National Red Cross photograph collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.anrc
Temp note: Batch 23
The automobile was first invented and perfected in Germany and France in the late 1890s. Americans quickly came to dominate the automotive industry after WWI. Throughout this initial era, the development of automotive technology was rapid. Hundreds of small manufacturers competing to gain the world's attention. Key developments included the electric ignition system, independent suspension, and four-wheel brakes. Transmissions and throttle controls were widely adopted and safety glass also made its debut. Henry Ford perfected mass-production techniques, and Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler emerged as the “Big Three” auto companies by the 1920s. Car manufacturers received enormous orders from the military during World War II, and afterward automobile production in the United States, Europe, and Japan soared.