Creator

Anonymous

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Creation Date

1918

Description

The War Prisoners' Aid Headquarters in Vienna sent these traveling recreation chests to labor detachments to make sure that prisoners detached from their parent camps still benefited from the Red Triangle social program. Each wooden box contained reading material (books, magazines, spiritual tracts, and hymnals), musical instruments (accordions and harmonicas), games (dominoes and Mensch aergere dich nicht), and stationery. Each chest was secured with a lock and chain to prevent the loss of materials.

Keywords

Austria-Hungary, Entertainment, Recreation Chests, Music, Reading, Games, Religion, YMCA

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