vintage exhibition print of a Cecil Beaton photograph MH Eileen Dunne, aged three, sits in bed with her doll at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, after being injured during an air raid on London in September
Air Raid Victim by Cecil Beaton. Eileen Dunne, aged three, sits in bed with her doll at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, after being injured during an air raid on London in September 1940
Wash Day in the Far East Two U.S. Army Nurses, Mildred Clemson (left) and Mary Louise Harrison (right), do their washing in a bucket "somewhere in the Far East." Note the boots worn by the girls - necessary equipment during the rainy season in India, where many American nurses are stationed. 1943 ~
Mary Ellen Wilson or sometimes Mary Ellen McCormack was an American whose case of child abuse led to the creation of the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. - Severely abused by her foster parents, Francis and Mary Connolly.
Jack Ina Polak sparked a love affair while in the same concentration camp, exchanging love letters over the course of being held captive. They married after being liberated, and have stayed together over 60 years. the-holocaust
Sophie Scholl A German Student and member of the White Rose resistance group who was killed by guillotine in Nazi Germany along with her brother Hans and other university friends after distributing anti war leaflets
People- Geraldine Hoff Doyle, was 17 years (in while she was working at the American Broach & Machine Co. when a photographer snapped a pic of her on the job. That image used by J. Howard Miller for the “We Can Do It!” poster, released during World War.
Irena Sendler got permission to work in a Warsaw Ghetto as a plumber. She courageously smuggled babies in her tool box and carried larger children in a sack. She trained her dog to bark when Nazis were near. She saved 2500 children.
Vintage photo-soldier feeding tiny kitten Vintage Kitty - Korea, ca 1953 - Sergeant Frank Praytor adopts Miss Hap, an abandoned kitten. Sergeant Praytor named her Miss Hap "Because she was born in the wrong place at the wrong time.
January 1937 - “Part of the family of a migrant fruit worker from Tennessee, camped near the packinghouse in Winter Haven, Florida.” nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration.
Just in case you need a pinch of perspective: From the Imperial War Museum in London, "Three nurses carry babies cocooned in baby gas respirators down the corridor of a London hospital during a gas drill." GAS DRILL AT A LONDON HOSPITAL: ENGLAND, 1940
Children pretend to be nurses in the ruins of a bombed London, WWII. Courtesy of the BBC. It's amazing how our little ones act out their thoughts and feeling through play. This must have been such a stressful time for children.