I hope you are all doing well. I've long had a soft spot for ARC pieces and have gathered some beautiful pieces over the years. For the most part these are very affordable (and too often ignored) and a fine tribute to those women and men who served those who were in service. Here is a small sampling that will hopefully provide reference for future collectors. If there is any interest I'll gladly post more, including other examples of various makers and insignia.
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Canteen (1946-67). The Red Cross provided food and snacks as well as leisure articles, to troops primarily when they were in transit at railroad stations and ports of embarkation and debarkation. By the end of the war, 55,000 canteen workers operated 700 canteens in the United States that served nearly 40 million refreshments. Overseas, the American Red Cross operated 130 canteens in France alone that served some 15 million American and Allied soldiers.