A photograph of women in the Motor Corps. The caption reads "Just a part of our Motor Corps, Wilmington North Carolina." Names included on the photograph, left to right: Fennell (possibly Charlotte), Dickinson, Lewis, Bluethenthal, Rankin, Bellamy, and Solomon.
The Women's Motor Corps of America was an all-volunteer group established by the Red Cross and the National League of Women's Service during World War I. Most of the women who volunteered for this were young, single, well-educated and upper or middle class. Women could participate in the war effort, outside of domestic support, by driving for the corps. The Corps provided official taxi service, carried stretchers, and ferried personnel and supplies in support of the war.
World War, 1914-1918--Women--United States
Helen Metts Styes
Permission for use given to the New Hanover County Public Library by Helen Metts Styes in 2013
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