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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

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    • Ana Brazil

      Post-mortem portrait of a nurse who probably died from disease while working in a miltary hospital in Annapolis, Maryland, c. 1863. By Hopkins.

    • Patty Erickson

      Post mortemphotograph of an army hospital nurse holding a book, possibly a small bible. The revenue stamp on the back dates the image to 1864. Annapolis was the site of one of the largest Union Army Hospitals during the Civil War & at least 5 female nurses died of diseases caught while tending patients there.

    • Sherry Thurmon

      Memento Mori Photographs | Memento Mori: Victorian Death Photos / Said to be an army hospital ...

    • Susan Inabinet

      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

    • Teresa Yarbrough

      18 Creepy Post-Mortem Photos From The Victorian Era - ODDEE

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