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Gertrude Stein 1921 poet, saloniste"Gertrude Stein (February 3, 1874 – July 27, 1946) was an American writer and thinker who spent most of her life in France.[1] She was well known for her writing, her art collection, and the many people (some of whom were, or became, famous) who visited her Paris salon.

great portrait of Gertrude Stein, 1913, by Alvin Langdon Coburn. She was a handsome woman as well as a commanding presence

Thelma Wood and Djuna Barnes on the beach in Provincetown, 1925

"War trauma in veterans and their families: diagnosis and management of PTSD, TBI, and comorbidities of combat trauma: from pharmacotherapy to a 12-step self-help program for combat veterans" RC550 .W367 2012

Shell shock is described as the trauma that post war military personnel can experience. The symptoms include paranoia, panic, and inability to sleep, eat, walk, or talk. Unfortunately, many WW1 soldiers suffered from this fatal disability/illness after their honorable service.

Jane Heap, photographed in Paris by Berenice Abbott, 1927

Title: Picasso Author: Gertrude Stein Publication: B.T. Batsford, Ltd. London Publication Date: 1948

Cecil Beaton's dust jacket for Gertrude Stein's book, Wars I Have Seen

Eugene Atget, Pavillon at 20 Rue Jacob, home of Natalie Clifford Barney's salon