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The Opera; the Eiffel Tower.

Image ID: 1160045

Item Details

Anderson, Ethel (Author)

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

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1918 -
Date Created: 1919
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection
Shelf locator: MFZ (Anderson) 94-343
World War, 1914-1918
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.
Type of Resource
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b12318097
UUID: bc20efb0-c6d0-012f-1b4d-58d385a7bc34