THE OFFICERS' BOARDING HOUSE
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An important part of rehabilitation for wounded officers was helping them feel useful while continuing to earn a living. The Society of Fraternal Aid not only housed these men, but offered them jobs they were able to do while they rested and healed.
The women pictured here are Society of Fraternal Aid volunteers working among the wounded at the Boarding House. Many people wanted to help the war effort from home, and this was a perfect way for the women of St. Petersburg to contribute. It also provided comforting company to the men.
MIXING FOR PAPER
Those Officers with more mobility could work in paper production. In the bottom right corner is another Society of Fraternal Aid volunteer overseeing the day's efforts.
FUNDRAISING FOR THE BOARDING HOUSE
The Society of Fraternal Aid received one ruble donations from the generous people of St. Petersburg for the establishment of the Officers' Boarding House. This ticket was given to each donor.
The Officers' Boarding House remains standing today. It is now a modern apartment block.