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Walter Reed: 1940

Walter Reed: 1940

Bethesda, Maryland, circa 1940. "National Naval Medical Center, front from left." Part of the hospital complex known today as Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. 8x10 inch acetate negative by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.


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Used to live there!

Was a patient on T13 and T7 from Dec 68 through Sep 69. Married a nurse I met there. Our four kids were born there.


When I saw Spanky's more current photo, I thought the word "festooned" fit. The building is festooned with antennas (antennae?).

A couple of other observations? A typical Horydczak photo - bright, sterile, and devoid of human activity - but I like his photography, especially his pictures of private homes in Maryland and D.C.

Also, the signature in the lower right-hand corner - I've viewed lots of Horydczak's photos on the LOC American Memory site over the years, but I've never noticed a signature like this on any of them.

[Lower right?? - Dave]

What a handsome building...

....except for the added on lean-to near the top of the tower. A pimple on an otherwise beautiful face. It's still there - see pic taken about 1 year ago.

Sneak in the grass

I see Ted left his calling card. Very stylish.

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