On October 25, 1919 Narberth hosted a parade, reception, dinner and dance to honor her returning service men who had served in 1917-18. Keystone Photo Studios, known for group panoramas, photographed "pictures of the soldiers and sailors in one group and the Red Cross workers in another, the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and several views of the main streets in the town."
The Narberth branch of the Red Cross was led by Edith Stites (large "X" on her uniform). They worked out of the Y.M.C.A. building, producing bandages and packs, knitting wool into scarfs, sweaters, socks or wristlets for the soldiers and collecting clothing for distribution to European victims of the war. Our Town reported a membership of 1,125 on December 27, 1917.
Naming the Red Cross workers
This photo came from the collection of Victoria Donohoe, now preserved at the Lower Merion Historical Society. Accompanying it was a name key in Vicky's handwriting. Using census and other records, we have been able to correct several spellings and add first names.