Meet our newest fully digitized collection: the Anna Coleman Ladd papers. Ladd was a sculptor who took up the cause of soldiers disfigured by battle in WWI by founding the Red Cross Studio for Portrait Masks in Paris. Highlights include her Red Cross files, the manuscript for her novel about a half-knight/half-jester named Hieronymus, and her drawings.

Anna Coleman Ladd, 1901 January / Fratelli D’Alessandri (Firm), photographer.

WWI soldier facial reconstruction casts and masks, ca. 1918 / American Red Cross, photographer.

Both from: Anna Coleman Ladd papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.