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Exhibit poster showing two scenes of men in hospitals recovering from war wounds - "simple designing while still in bed" ; "an American soldier begins again to take an interest in life."
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Title: First Steps To Usefulness
From: Exhibit Of The Red Cross Institute For Crippled And Disabled Men And The Red Cross Institute For The Blind
Original caption: Simple designing while still in bed.

An American soldier begins again to take an interest in life.

Bedside and ward occupations serve to interest wounded men and keep their minds active and off their own troubles. Occupation is also one of the best curative agents at the command of the physician, and in most cases it does much to expedite recovery. Gone are the old days when men lay for months in a hospital bed gazing at the ceiling and brooding about the future.
Creator: n/a
Date: 1919
Format: Poster
Source: Library of Congress
Control no.: POS - WWI - US, no. 44 (C size) [P&P]
Keywords: American Red Cross; Doctors; Economics; Employment; Hospitals; Labor; Labor & Commerce; Medicine; Medicine & Science; Physical Disability; Publicity; Service Organizations; Veterans; Veterans & Military; Vocational Rehabilitation; War; Work; WWI
Topics: Government, Policy & Law; Institutions, Organizations & Corporations

Objects From This Artifact:
- A Successful Workman (still)
- At Work Again, Back To The Farm (still)
- Back Home (still)
- Facts Of Interest To The Disabled Soldier Or Sailor (still)
- First Steps To Usefulness (still)
- Future Members Of The Fourth Estate (still)
- Future Ship Workers, A One-armed Welder (still)
- Good Use Of Time In Hospital (still)
- India Restores Her War Cripples To Self-support (still)
- In France, Two Popular Trades Taught Disabled Soldiers Are Cabinet-making And Tailoring (still)
- Learning To Walk For The Second Time (still)
- No Longer Out Of A Job (still)
- Reading And Writing Are Not Lost Arts To Blinded Men (still)
- The Disabled Man Who Is Profitably Employed Is No Longer Handicapped (still)
- The Lure Of The Movies (still)
- What Can The Blinded Man Do In The World Of Commerce And Industry (still)
- With Compass And T-square (still)