International Red Cross and Red Crescent
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Film cans from the Film Library of the League of Red Cross Societies


Description

The earliest mentions of films appeared almost at the very beginning of the League in 1919. Having recognised the potential of this medium to disseminate public health information, the League encouraged its member National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to invest in this technology. Unfortunately, none of these earliest films survive, but the current collection of films dating from the 1930s is a significant part of the Movement’s iconographic heritage. The films show the richness of advertising approaches of the time, as well as the evolution of audiovisual methods adopted within the Red Cross / Red Crescent world. Subjects covered by the films include first aid, blood donations, the Junior Red Cross, or general presentations of National Society activities. The films stocked at the Museum are composed of cellulose acetate or polyester; Cinémathèque Suisse in Lausanne holds the cellulose nitrate films. Almost all of these films have been digitised, and a growing selection can be viewed online: https://www.youtube.com/@ifrcfilmarchive


Credits

C00410, C01071, C00310, C00513, C01314, C01315 On permanent loan from the IFRC. Entered into the collections in 1995.


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Woven pot made of salvaged materials

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Kleenex box, "Love-Yasmine-2003-ICRC"

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Composition with butterfly wings

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Boots of a nurse's uniform

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Fragment of a car door shredded by a grenade

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Leg prosthesis in wood and rubber

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Arm prosthesis

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Cardboard reading panel for eye test

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Dress of a nurse's uniform

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Flask of a nurse's uniform

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Tights of a nurse's uniform

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Hat of a nurse's uniform

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Armband of a nurse's uniform

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First aid kit for nurses

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Cup

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First Aid Kit

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Stretcher, first half of 20th century

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"Because of a mine you can lose a leg while playing"

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Blood transfusion service

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Flag of the Cruz Blanca Neutral Mexicana

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Two columns and a fragment of marble from the Castle of the Materity of Elne

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Bullet received by ICRC delegate Dr Georges Henny

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© Zoé Aubry

Dr Patay's medical kit with complete set of emergency surgical instruments

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© Zoé Aubry

Dunant-Passy Nobel Prize

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© Zoé Aubry

Artisanal femoral prosthesis, Angola, 1996

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Bone statuette, Laos

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Bone statuette, Laos, C. 1970 © Zoé Aubry

Third Diagram by Henry Dunant

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Second Diagram by Henry Dunant

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First Diagram by Henry Dunant

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Fourth Diagram by Henry Dunant

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HUMANITY, a video by Henry Leutwyler

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Esmarch Bandage

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Podcast | Histoires d'objets | 2nd episode

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Podcast | Histoires d'objets | 3rd episode

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Podcast | Histoires d'objets | 4th episode

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Film cans from the Film Library of the League of Red Cross Societies


Description

The earliest mentions of films appeared almost at the very beginning of the League in 1919. Having recognised the potential of this medium to disseminate public health information, the League encouraged its member National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to invest in this technology. Unfortunately, none of these earliest films survive, but the current collection of films dating from the 1930s is a significant part of the Movement’s iconographic heritage. The films show the richness of advertising approaches of the time, as well as the evolution of audiovisual methods adopted within the Red Cross / Red Crescent world. Subjects covered by the films include first aid, blood donations, the Junior Red Cross, or general presentations of National Society activities. The films stocked at the Museum are composed of cellulose acetate or polyester; Cinémathèque Suisse in Lausanne holds the cellulose nitrate films. Almost all of these films have been digitised, and a growing selection can be viewed online: https://www.youtube.com/@ifrcfilmarchive


Credits

C00410, C01071, C00310, C00513, C01314, C01315 On permanent loan from the IFRC. Entered into the collections in 1995.


Tags

ImagesObjects

In the same collection

No results, remove some filters

Woven pot made of salvaged materials

Images, Exhibitions, Objects, Gender and diversity

Kleenex box, "Love-Yasmine-2003-ICRC"

Images, Exhibitions, Objects

Composition with butterfly wings

Images, Exhibitions, Objects

Boots of a nurse's uniform

Images, Exhibitions, Objects, Gender and diversity

Fragment of a car door shredded by a grenade

Images, Exhibitions, Objects

Leg prosthesis in wood and rubber

Images, Exhibitions, Objects

Arm prosthesis

Images, Exhibitions, Objects

Cardboard reading panel for eye test

Images, Exhibitions, Objects

Dress of a nurse's uniform

Images, Exhibitions, Objects, Gender and diversity

Flask of a nurse's uniform

Images, Exhibitions, Objects, Gender and diversity

Tights of a nurse's uniform

Images, Exhibitions, Objects, Gender and diversity

Hat of a nurse's uniform

Images, Exhibitions, Objects, Gender and diversity

Armband of a nurse's uniform

Images, Exhibitions, Objects, Gender and diversity

First aid kit for nurses

Images, Exhibitions, Objects, Gender and diversity

Cup

Images, Exhibitions, Objects, Gender and diversity

First Aid Kit

Images, Exhibitions, Objects, Gender and diversity

Stretcher, first half of 20th century

Images, Exhibitions, Objects, Gender and diversity

"Because of a mine you can lose a leg while playing"

Images, Exhibitions, Objects

Blood transfusion service

Images, Exhibitions, Objects, Gender and diversity

Casualty

Images, Exhibitions, Objects, Gender and diversity

First aid kit

Images, Exhibitions, Objects, Gender and diversity

HUMANITY by Henry Leutwyler

Texts, Books, Objects, Posters, Photographs

Flag of the Cruz Blanca Neutral Mexicana

Images, Objects, Gender and diversity

Two columns and a fragment of marble from the Castle of the Materity of Elne

Images, Objects, Gender and diversity

Bullet received by ICRC delegate Dr Georges Henny

Images, Objects
© Zoé Aubry

Dr Patay's medical kit with complete set of emergency surgical instruments

Images, Objects
© Zoé Aubry

Dunant-Passy Nobel Prize

Images, Objects
© Zoé Aubry

Artisanal femoral prosthesis, Angola, 1996

Images, Objects

Bone statuette, Laos

Images, Objects
Bone statuette, Laos, C. 1970 © Zoé Aubry

Third Diagram by Henry Dunant

Images, Objects

Second Diagram by Henry Dunant

Images, Objects

First Diagram by Henry Dunant

Images, Objects

Fourth Diagram by Henry Dunant

Images, Objects

HUMANITY, a video by Henry Leutwyler

Videos, Objects

Esmarch Bandage

Images, Objects

Podcast | Histoires d'objets

Audios, Images, Exhibitions, Objects

Podcast | Histoires d'objets | 1st episode

Audios, Images, Exhibitions, Objects

Podcast | Histoires d'objets | 2nd episode

Audios, Images, Exhibitions, Objects

Podcast | Histoires d'objets | 3rd episode

Audios, Images, Exhibitions, Objects

Podcast | Histoires d'objets | 4th episode

Audios, Images, Exhibitions, Objects

Podcast | Histoires d'objets | 5th episode

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