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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • UP N' ATOM: c. 1950s

La Vege-Table: 1918

La Vege-Table: 1918

August 1918. "In the kitchen preparing food for wounded American soldiers in U.S. Army Base Hospital No. 41, at St. Denis, France. This was formerly a school for about 500 daughters of French army officers and officers of the Legion of Honor, and has now been loaned to the AMERICAN RED CROSS, which has equipped the building for the use of the U.S. Army." 5x7 glass negative. View full size.

 

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I'd say...

Carrots. Those look like carrot greens on the table. The guy facing us is sharpening his knife on a steel sharpener. By the looks of the carrot pieces they all need to!

What *is* that they are preparing?

I must be the most clueless Shorper ever, but what is that they are prepping? Radishes?

U-Va. in France

In 1917, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (B.P.O.E.) financed and equipped Army Base Hospital No. 41, staffed by the faculty and alumni of The University of Virginia.

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