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Maker(s):Hiller, Lejaren A. (designer); United States Army Nurse Corps (publisher)
Culture:American
Title:Symbol of Life
Date Made:ca. 1945
Type:Poster
Place Made:United States
Measurements:Sheet: 28 in x 20 in; 71.1 cm x 50.8 cm
Narrative Inscription:  INSCRIPTION: recto, upp. l. (typed): Symbol/ of Life; INSCRIPTION: recto, upp. r. (typed): The caduceus, worn by the Army nurse,/ symbolizes life for our wounded, hope/ for our homes; a future, not just a past/ for those fighting men. Ten thousand/ registered nurses are needed at once/ for a glorious service of mercy -/ gratefully received by all those who need it!; INSCRIPTION: recto, lwr. ctr. (typed): U.S. ARMY NURSE CORPS; INSCRIPTION: recto, lwr. ctr. (typed): Call at your local Red Cross Chapter or write the Surgeon General, U.S. Army Washington 25. D.C.
Accession Number:  MH 2017.29.61
Credit Line:Transfer from the Mount Holyoke College Library
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
WWII poster; Women in nursing uniform next to a man (patient/wounded soldier) in a robe, laying down in bed.

Tags:
posters; propaganda; wars; women; nurses; men; uniforms; text; beds

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