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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ROSES BY VINCENT VAN GOGH, 1890

Sanitary Train: 1917

Sanitary Train: 1917

1917. "American Red Cross sanitary railroad car." The "sanitary trains" of World War I played a major role in the delivery of relief supplies and medical care to Allied prisoners in Europe, as well as their repatriation after the Armistice. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Being There

I am especially impressed by this photo- -- it feels as though the viewer has been transported through time and this man is going to get up and go about his business any second. You can practically hear him breathing. Amazing.

Close...

Pretty close, but not the same. Look at the shape of the ear lobe.

[Hm. I think you're right! - Dave]

Same Man?

Is that the same man getting the physical in the previous photo? It sure looks like him!

[Hm. I think you're right! - Dave]

 
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