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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

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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
Names
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: 1939 - 1945
Place: Fort Huachuca, Arizona
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division
Shelf locator: Sc Photo Military
Topics
African Americans
African-American soldiers
Armed Forces -- United States
World War, 1939-1945
United States. Army. Women's Army Auxiliary Corps
United States. Army. Women's Army Corps
African American women
Military personnel
African American nurses
Military nursing
Fort Huachuca (Ariz.)
American Red Cross
Genres
Photographs
Notes
Content: 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
Gelatin silver prints
Extent: 1 photographic print: gelatin silver, 8 x 10 in.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13049857
Negative number: A 52980
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 92cd3290-c645-012f-0f9b-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1939: Created (Approximate)
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

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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" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1939 - 1945. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-fa10-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

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" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 22, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-fa10-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. (1939 - 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 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