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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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Overflow Crowd: 1918

Overflow Crowd: 1918

June 14, 1918. "Scene in corridor of American Military Hospital No. 1 at Neuilly, France." Photo by Lewis Hine for the American Red Cross. View full size.

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Lycée Pasteur

Defense department archives reflect that American Red Cross Military Hospital No. 1 was housed in a recently-constructed secondary school in Neuilly that would later become famous as Lycée Pasteur de Neuilly-sur-Seine. I initially thought this must be the original building of the American Hospital of Paris, which was established in Neuilly in 1909, but the architectural styles were completely different.

Banjo In The Back

Can it be that the patient in the bed behind the nurse is playing a banjo? Music has been shown to be helpful in healing and recovery. If no music is available, a banjo will suffice.

[Holding a magazine or newspaper. -tterrace]

Thanks. Now I see it. A newspaper makes more sense than a banjo. But the idea of a banjo in a hospital makes me smile anyway.

The expression

on the face of the young man with the nurse says it all!

Rosy setting

I love the single rose on each bedside table, a touch of beauty in a very tough setting.

SHORPY OLD PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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