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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • VINTAGE ALASKA, c. 1920s

The Anonymous Nurse: 19xx

The Anonymous Nurse: 19xx

"Unknown woman in nurse's uniform -- between 1873 and ca. 1916." 5x7 inch glass negative from the C.M. Bell portrait studio in Washington, D.C. View full size.

 

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Odd posture

Lovely lady, her hands say she works hard for a living, but I can't for the life of me figure out why she's leaning that way in that chair. Very different from other photography of the era that used poses "better designed for longer exposure times".

[This exposure would have lasted a fraction of a second. - Dave]

Her Uniform Stands On Its Own

Nothing says Good Nursing like starched … well, everything.

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