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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • STAY ONE JUMP AHEAD OF TROUBLE, 1945

C Is for Convalesce: 1925

C Is for Convalesce: 1925

May 10, 1925. "Mrs. J.D. Oliphant, President Women's Auxiliary of American Legion, at Mount Alto." National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Infarktion

And So The Legend Began

Known to her puzzlingly uncurious neighbors as Mrs. O, she managed to breed a race of superheroes secretly, a race of mutants known to history as The Wolverines. And all those years everyone thought it was just a matter of poor grooming and really, really long finger nails.

Missing persons request

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of J. D. Oliphant, please contact the Mount Alto PD.

Knot in Light Cord

The knot in the light cord seems to be of a size to cause the unknotted cord to dangle on the head of a recumbent patient!

Perhaps to escape the sight of Mrs. Oliphant!

Lamp too low?

Just tie a big ol' knot in it!

No Reprieve from the Governor

Looks like she's showing him his death warrant and is about to electrocute him in bed.

Ouch!

I hope he wasn't convalescing after hernia surgery. He's going to need to go back to the OR again!

Say "Sorry! Wrong Room!"

Even back in those days, Woman had perfected The Glare.

Photo Op

Patient to Mrs Oliphant: "Please let go, I can't hold myself up any longer."

Perfect

He looks like he's seeing the bill for the first time! How much was that aspirin?

Mount Alto Hospital

Mount Alto was a veterans' hospital at 2650 Wisconsin Avenue (where the Russian Embassy stands today).

Mrs. Oliphant was something of a mover and shaker, apparently very outspoken. All sources I've found so far refer to her, though, as "Mrs. O.D. Oliphant." I haven't found any mention of her ever visiting Mount Alto.

And R is for Relapse

Which is what he's going to do after he gets a good look at them.

Woody Guthrie sang

Oh, the Ladies' Auxiliary
It's a good auxiliary.
'Bout the best auxiliary
That you ever did see.
If you need an auxiliary,
See the Ladies' Auxiliary.
It's the Ladies' Auxiliary

Hospital General

Those were the days when you could tell the rank of a nurse by the stripes on her hat. Narrow stripe a RN, double narrow stripe supervisor, broad single stripe director or some scheme like that.

 
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