Metal collecting box, France, 1914-1918

Made:
1914-1918 in France
maker:
Unknown
Collecting box, metal, for wounded soldiers. French, 1914 - 1918. Front three quarter view. Graduated grey background. Collecting box, metal, for wounded soldiers. French, 1914 - 1918. Front three quarter view. Graduated grey background. Collecting box, metal, for wounded soldiers. French, 1914 - 1918.

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Collecting box, metal, for wounded soldiers. French, 1914 - 1918. Front three quarter view. Graduated grey background.
Science Museum Group Collection
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Collecting box, metal, for wounded soldiers. French, 1914 - 1918. Front three quarter view. Graduated grey background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Collecting box, metal, for wounded soldiers. French, 1914 - 1918.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Collecting box, metal, for wounded soldiers fund, French, 1914 to 1918

This box was used to collect money to assist wounded French soldiers during the First World War. The huge number of casualties was a tremendous strain on medical resources and there were numerous initiatives from all sides to raise such funds. The box may have been used for door-to-door or street collecting or simply placed in a public area.

Details

Category:
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Object Number:
A652329
Materials:
incomplete, paint and tin (metal)
type:
collecting box
taxonomy:
  • ceremonial object
  • religious object