Nurses at Camp Jackson in South Carolina circa 1918 or 1919. Photo Album.
Nurses at Camp Jackson in South Carolina circa 1918 or 1919
Nurses at Camp Jackson in South Carolina circa 1918 or 1919
Nurses at Camp Jackson in South Carolina circa 1918 or 1919
Nurses at Camp Jackson in South Carolina circa 1918 or 1919
Nurses at Camp Jackson in South Carolina circa 1918 or 1919

Nurses at Camp Jackson in South Carolina circa 1918 or 1919

Approximately 120 photographs, almost all pasted down, one to three to a page, on both sides of most of the leaves in a modest-sized oblong album. Black cloth, tied with a worn cord. Quality of photos varies from unfocused or faded to sharp and clear. Overall, the photos are mostly good or better. The album appears to have been compiled by Anna Sheerin, whose pass from the Provost Marshall identifies her as a nurse and permits her to enter and leave Camp Jackson between 6 am and 12 pm for purpose of "Base Hospital." While the apparent date of this album seems right for these nurses and soldiers to have been in the midst of the influenza pandemic in addition to TB, Meningitis, and all the regular ailments, the photos give little or no indication of that calamity, perhaps because the album contains almost no interior photos of wards, medical treatment, etc.. Photos in this album are mostly of nurses and soldiers, posing or photographed individually or in small groups, and of buildings. About 50 photos have brief ink captions in margins, often identifying individuals by last name or naming pictured buildings, etc. A few photos picture Base 146 where Sheerin may have worked. An American Red Cross Building appears in three photos. Other buildings or locations include a Guard House, Ward G8, Porch I10, Ward G 7, Jackson Circle, Nurses Recreation House, YMCA, a building identified as Z-10, Nurses Home No. 2I, Liberty Theatre, Receiving Ward G3 and H Section Wards. The imposing older nurse pictured in one photo is identified as Miss Mary McKenna -- Chief Nurse. Very Good. Item #91088

Price: $950.00

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