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Red Cross Nurse Caring for Soldier

Artist/maker unknown, French. Published by Revanche, France.

Geography:
Made in France, Europe

Date:
c. 1917

Medium:
Photolithograph, hand-tinted

Dimensions:
Image and sheet: 5 3/8 x 3 7/16 inches (13.7 x 8.7 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1999-18-5e

Credit Line:
The William H. Helfand Collection, 1999

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Label:

Soldiers wounded on the battlefields in France and Belgium during World War I were supplied with postcards to send to relatives, loved ones, and friends during their period of convalescence. The posed photographs generally show a heroic nurse attending to a recovering soldier. These five cards were sent on separate days in 1917 by a British soldier to a woman friend back home.

This postcard reads:

Il faut surmonter la souffrance
En songeant que: C'est pour la France
(You must overcome suffering
By thinking: It's for France)