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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • NORWAY IN SEPTEMBER, c. 1920s

You're Soaking in It: 1920

You're Soaking in It: 1920

Washington circa 1920. "Walter Reed physiotherapy story." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress.

 

Still the same

I had the identical warm water bath treatment two years ago when undergoing some physiotherapy treatments. Even the stool looks just as uncomfortable.

Farked!

Your wish is my command. Hope you like it.

Soldier Boy

Another 1920's cutie. I hope his arm and his life turned out well.

Disarmed

I suppose there could be another cause, but it seems to me probable that the skinny biceps (thanks for the grammar pointer, Dave!) may be the result of his arm having been in a cast for a long time after being broken. I know that after I spent a month or two with my right arm in a sling following a martial arts injury, it took well over a year before I was able to lift anywhere near the same amount with it as with the left, and it had been the stronger arm before then. Muscles can atrophy pretty quickly when immobilized.

Hydrotherapy.

His left bicep looks way too thin. I'd be interested to know what the story is, here. Walter Reed, 1920, plus military haircut - but he's not an amputee. Unless he is.

[Shorpy Fun Fact: There is no such thing as a "bicep." Each arm has one biceps. Which is Latin for "two heads." Bi = two; ceps = heads. - Dave]

Red Cross

Love the handknit sweater vest. Volunteers turned out tons of these vests, sweaters, mittens, gloves, hats, balaclavas and especially socks for the troops. Postwar, they knitted for refugees, two traditions that continue
today.

Fark it!

This seems like an easy/perfect candidate for farking! I'll just sit back and watch the magic!

Mild?

Mild? More than just mild!

 
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