HOPE, A RED CROSS SEAL STORY is a short film made by the Edison Company in 1912. At 14 minutes, it's actually pretty long for this time period--full-length films as we know them today were very rare.
The story begins with an employee with the Red Cross trying to solicit donations in a rural town. However, the town banker refuses, as in a letter he states that it's a disease of city folk. However, his own daughter soon comes down with the dreaded disease--thus ruining her chance to marry and forcing her to go to the dreaded sanitarium.
This sort of mortality tale would definitely be seen as overly melodramatic and old fashioned today (particularly when the fiancé laments her poor fate), but the film isn't bad for the era. It manages to tell the story without quite the usual high level of melodrama and is reasonably realistic, as tuberculosis was an incredibly deadly disease at the time. Watchable and worth seeing.