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Student Nurse: 1942

Student Nurse: 1942

Lydia Monroe of Ringold, Louisiana, is a student nurse at Provident Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Her father is a machinist at the Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company. Photo by Jack Delano, March, 1942. View full size.


She is a beauty!

because of her hair style she reminds me of the comics character "Miss Holmes" from the Buck Danny, Franco-Belgian comics series, created by Jean-Michel Charlier and Victor Hubinon, which chronicles the adventures of a trio of pilots in the United States Navy.

Here is a scan from the album Les Mystères de Midway (The Mysteries of Midway) (page 39, plate J 083 B):

Miss Holmes, with Buck Danny


This is a lovely image - what a great gaze she has.


with that Mona Lisa smile.

A detailed history…

…of Provident Hospital can be found here.

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