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Said to be an army hospital nurse, this post mortem (death portrait) photograph shows a young woman holding a book, possibly a small bible or testament. The revenue stamp on the back dates this image to 1864. Annapolis was the site of one of the largest Union Army Hospitals during the Civil War and at least 5 female nurses died of diseases caught while tending patients there. Three of them died in late 1863 and two died in early 1865. The 1864 stamp on this image places it between those two time
Army nurses and medics busy caring for wounded American troops. soldiers riding on hospital trains after being brought by ambulance. They are taken to an Army evacuation hospital to railroad station to be transported to bigger hospitals away fr. the front at Anzio.
This is the nurses' uniform that our wounded know best - the gray cotton crepe working uniform of the Red Cross Army and Navy Nurse, which make its wearer "the best dressed woman in the world." Gray is an innovation used abroad made necessary by the laundry problem in France. The Red Cross brassard is worn only by nurses serving directly under the Red Cross
robfromamersfoort (33 months ago | reply) It is indeed shot in 1855 (or maybe 1854). This is Mrs Rogers, a nurse during the Crimean War (like Florence Nightingale). She was the wife of a soldier, and she was nursing, washing and cooking under severe circumstances.
"Symbol of Life - The Caduceus, worn by the Army Nurse, symbolizes life for our wounded, hope for our homes; a future, not just a past for these fighting men. Ten thousand registered nurses are needed at once for a glorious service of mercy -- gratefully received by all who need it. - US Army Nurse Corps" ~ WWII era nursing recruitment poster, ca. 1940s.