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Captain Mary L. Petty, Chief Nurse, holding a glass bottle and showing it to 2nd Lieutenant Olive Bishop, who is writing on a small pad of paper, Fort Huachuca, Arizona.

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Title
Captain Mary L. Petty, Chief Nurse, holding a glass bottle and showing it to 2nd Lieutenant Olive Bishop, who is writing on a small pad of paper, Fort Huachuca, Arizona.
Names
United States. Office of War Information (Sponsor)
American Red Cross (Sponsor)
Collection

Military

World War II

United States. Army; Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAACs) and Women's Army Corps (WACs)

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1942 - 1945
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division
Shelf locator: Sc Photo Military
Topics
African-American soldiers
World War, 1939-1945
African American women
Military personnel
African American nurses
Military nursing
Fort Huachuca (Ariz.)
Genres
Photographs
Gelatin silver prints
Notes
Content: Original negative #: A 52980; Caption on back: "Captain Mary L. Petty, of Chicago, left, who headed the first contingent of Negro Army nurses to arrive in the European war theater, is shown here while on duty as Chief Nurse at Ft. Huachuca, before her assignment overseas. Assisting her in inspecting an operating room at the camp hospital is 2nd Lt. Olive Bishop, of New York. Both nurses were recruited for Army duty by the American Red Cross, official nurse recruiting agency for the Army."
Physical Description
Extent: 1 photographic print: gelatin silver, 8 x 10 in.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b13049857
RLIN/OCLC : NYPG96-F156
UUID: 92cd3290-c645-012f-0f9b-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1942: Created (Approximate)
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Captain Mary L. Petty, Chief Nurse, holding a glass bottle and showing it to 2nd Lieutenant Olive Bishop, who is writing on a small pad of paper, Fort Huachuca, Arizona." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1942 - 1945. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-fa10-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Captain Mary L. Petty, Chief Nurse, holding a glass bottle and showing it to 2nd Lieutenant Olive Bishop, who is writing on a small pad of paper, Fort Huachuca, Arizona." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 13, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-fa10-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. (1942 - 1945). Captain Mary L. Petty, Chief Nurse, holding a glass bottle and showing it to 2nd Lieutenant Olive Bishop, who is writing on a small pad of paper, Fort Huachuca, Arizona. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-fa10-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Captain Mary L. Petty, Chief Nurse, holding a glass bottle and showing it to 2nd Lieutenant Olive Bishop, who is writing on a small pad of paper, Fort Huachuca, Arizona.