Japanese Nurse dressed in Black 1905 Red Cross Nurses were a symbol of modernity and of Japan’s commitment to humanitarian ideals, during the Russo-Japanese War (8 February 1904 – 5 September 1905). Postcards reflected this by updating the age old tradition of Bijin-e (pictures of beautiful women). This postcard is from the “Thousand Contemporary Figures” series. Red Crosses, Japanese Nursing, Beautiful Women, Black White, Japan Nurs, Nurs Dresses, Be A Woman, Victorian Dresses, Old Photographers
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A Japanese Nurse holding bandages and a jar containing something vile, I am not sure what is in large envelope, it is a bit early to be an x-ray. This postcard was sent during the Russo-Japanese War, which was fought 10 February 1904 - 5 September 1905.
Visiting Nurse Association St. Louis - Historical Early Black Nurses 1935 by Vernon Zhang Dutton, via Flickr
“Nurses” “The picture postcards of the Russo-Japanese War (1904-05) ushered in a new age of celebrity on the Japanese side, in which heroes were accompanied by heroines. The latter almost always tended to be Red Cross nurses, who played many symbolic roles.