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    • [Letter from Mary Lapham, 1918]

    • 1918-11-12
    • In this letter to an unidentified recipient, Dr. Lapham recalls WWI Armistice Day and the celebrations in Paris. She describes joy and chaos in the streets, and ponders her future and that of the Red Cross. This memoir is written on letterhead from...
    • WV0418 Dr. Mary Emily Lapham Papers, 1917 - 1920
    • [Dr. Lapham inspecting a kitchen, circa 1919]

    • 1919
    • Dr. Mary Lapham, in her Red Cross uniform, looks to the left as she stands behind a table in a kitchen she is inspecting. In addition to many children, four women wearing aprons, a man in civilian clothing, and another female Red Cross worker are...
    • WV0418 Dr. Mary Emily Lapham Papers, 1917 - 1920
    • [Red Cross Mission team in Serbia, circa 1919]

    • 1919
    • Members of a Red Cross Medical Mission Team pose outside of a building in Serbia. Pictured (from left to right) are: George "The Dalmation" [illegible]; Stojan, a Serbian;"Irish Stew," a.k.a Miss Lloyd; Lapham's chief, Dr. [Gressice?]; s Serbian...
    • WV0418 Dr. Mary Emily Lapham Papers, 1917 - 1920
    • [Ruth Kent Petker holding hands with serviceman, 1943 ]

    • 1943
    • Ruth Kent Petker, in the WAVES service dress blue uniform and service hat, holds hands with an unidentified soldier in downtown Norman, Oklahoma, where she attended mechanics training in 1943.
    • WV0125 Ruth Kent Petker Papers
    • [Mary Catherine Dickson at desk, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Mary Catherine Dickson is pictured typing at a desk, in 1943. On the wall behind her hangs art depicting men in battle. A note on the back of the photo indicates that Dickson has been assigned to the Southern Procurement Division of the Marine...
    • WV0465 Mary C. Dickson Papers, 1943-1946
    • [U.S. Marine Corps Women's Reserve, 1943]

    • 1943-05-27
    • A sticker advertising the U.S Marine Corps Women's Reserve, featuring an illustatrion of a woman Marine, May 27, 1943.
    • WV0465 Mary C. Dickson Papers, 1943-1946
    • [Margaret Reeve with two WACs, 1944]

    • 1944-04
    • Margaret Reeve, center, is pictured with two other WACs dressed in olive drab winter uniform and Hobby hat at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in April 1944.
    • WV0021 Margaret (Peggy) Reeve Papers
    • [WACs at mail call, 1944]

    • 1944-04
    • WACs at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, gather for mail call in April 1944.
    • WV0021 Margaret (Peggy) Reeve Papers
    • [WAC on a wash day, April 1944]

    • 1944-04
    • Helena Seymbroski(" stands in front of a clothesline holding a box of Rinso detergent on wash day at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, April 1944.
    • WV0021 Margaret (Peggy) Reeve Papers
    • [WAC unit at Fort Meade, Maryland, 1944]

    • 1944-07
    • Group photo of Marjory Johnson and her unit at basic training at Fort Meade, Maryland, in July 1944. The WACs wear olive drab skirts with khaki shirts and tie and olive drab visored hats.
    • WV0111 Marjory Johnson Papers
    • [Jane Brister, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Portrait of Jane Brister, 1945.
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • [Portrait of Marjory Johnson, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Portrait of Marjory Johnson taken in Paris in 1945. Army physical therapist's caduceus pin can be seen on the lapel.
    • WV0111 Marjory Johnson Papers
    • [Marjory Johnson outside living quarters, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Marjory Johnson stands outside her living quarters at Mourmelon-le-Petit, France, in spring 1945. She is wearing the Army Nurse Corps olive drab skirt and khaki shirt and tie.
    • WV0111 Marjory Johnson Papers
    • [Jane Brister by a campfire, 1945]

    • 1945-05
    • Jane Brister heats up her C rations over a campfire at Camp Lucky Strike in Le Havre, France, in May 1945.
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • [Special Services Department collects rations, 1945]

    • 1945-12
    • CPL Doris Kraut (right) and a fellow WAC from the Special Services Department stationed at Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force in Frankfurt, Germany, collect rations for children in displaced persons camps during the holiday season in...
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • [Jane Brister in Germany, 1946]

    • 1946
    • Jane Brister, in WAC olive drab uniform with hat and gloves, stands on a sidewalk in scenic Oberammergau, Germany, where she was stationed at the European Theater Operations School (ETIS) in 1946.
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • [Jane Brister at party, 1946]

    • 1946
    • WAC Jane Brister smiles at a party in Oberammergau, Germany, in the summer of 1946. Surrounding her are male soldiers at tables covered in gingham tablecloths.
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • [WACs off duty in Germany, 1946]

    • 1946
    • Jane Brister's WAC detachment, stationed at the European Theater Intelligence School in Oberammergau, Germany, enjoys a weekend in 1946. Army men and women have gathered on the veranda of the WAC quarters at Hotel Schilcherhof.
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • [Army officers at Red Cross Club, 1946]

    • 1946
    • Lt. Carmen Penta, Lt. Jane Brister (center), and Maj. Isrin sit at a table with donuts and coffee in the American Red Cross Club at the European Theater Intelligence School (ETIS) in Oberammergau, Germany, in Fall 1946. According to the back of...
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999

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