Covering the War


Madison Township Memorial of the World War

Made by Alice J. Hedderich
Circa 1918
Made in Madison Township, Clinton County, Indiana
IQSCM 2012.032.0002, Acquisition made possible by Robert & Ardis James Fund

There’s a Service Flag in the Window
Sheet Music Cover
Artist unknown
1918
Public Domain, Library of Congress
Prints and Photographs Division, 2013562594

Alice Hedderich appliquéd blue stars to honor soldiers from Madison Township, Indiana, who served in World War I. Her gold stars remembered the soldiers who fought and died. She added red crosses, probably representing Red Cross nurses who served in the European war. Her quilt was a visual honor roll of the local men and women who served in the war.