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Diary entries: August 19, 1918, cont.; August 26, 1918; photograph depicting the base of big bertha.

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Names
Anderson, Ethel (Author)
Collection

Under the Red Cross flag at home and abroad : base hospital unit #44, evacuation hospital #5

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1918 - 1919
Date Created: 1918
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection
Shelf locator: MFZ (Anderson) 94-343
Topics
World War, 1914-1918
Diaries
Artillery (Weaponry)
World War, 1914-1918 -- Military life
Genres
Gelatin silver prints
Notes
Content : Leather-bound album (lacking spine) with black kraft paper pages. Title, compiler's name and drawing of a caduceus with letters for the Army Nurse Corps on first leaf. Color drawing of flags of 14 allied countries on second leaf. Snapshots, commercial photographs, collotypes and drawings interspersed with excerpts of Ethel Anderson's diary, poetry and captions, in white ink. On separate sheet is photo-collage of portraits of nurses and view of a hosptial sent to Anderson as a greeting before she was sent overseas. Diary entries begin April 6, 1918 when Anderson reported for duty and was sent to Camp Upton, Yaphank, L.I. and end with April 20, 1919 when she returned on the S.S. Mobile to the U.S. Entries detail conditions in camp and hospital, camp life, French and Belgian scenery and the war's destruction, activities, outings, dances, Christmas 1918, and a 14-day leave to the south of France and Monte-Carlo. Poetry includes works by friends or colleagues of Anderson, and Henry Van Dyke, Elsie Janis and unidentified authors. Inserted in the album is a letter of recognition to nurses from Thomas J. Leary, Commander of Evacuation Hospital No.5. Anonymous gift, 1980.

Content: Author describes vist to the grave of Quentin Roosevelt, the base of big birtha, leaving the field hospital at Chateau Thierry, and arrival at Villers Cotteréts.
Physical Description
Extent: 25 x 30 cm. Gelatin silver print and text on black craft paper.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC : NYPG94-F114
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b12318097
UUID: a79b5e00-c6d0-012f-0318-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1918: Created
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection, The New York Public Library. "Diary entries: August 19, 1918, cont.; August 26, 1918; photograph depicting the base of big bertha." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1918. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47dd-f201-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection, The New York Public Library. "Diary entries: August 19, 1918, cont.; August 26, 1918; photograph depicting the base of big bertha." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 4, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47dd-f201-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection, The New York Public Library. (1918). Diary entries: August 19, 1918, cont.; August 26, 1918; photograph depicting the base of big bertha. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47dd-f201-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Diary entries: August 19, 1918, cont.; August 26, 1918; photograph depicting the base of big bertha.