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The Horror of war; ghastly glimpse of Belgian wounded, Antwerp hospital
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European Publishers Underwood and Underwood (London LTD)
Underwood and Underwood
Los Angeles: Occidental College Library, 2008
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Occidental College Stereographs
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© Underwood and Underwood. U-175747 His head and hands swathed in bandages and more of them encircling his shoulders, this wounded Belgian is patiently waiting for his terrible wounds to heal, though he knows that his features will be disfigured and ghastly. Look at his head closely and you will see hardly an inch that is not covered with bandages. His nose, eyes and cheek have been slashed to ribbons by shell splinters, and even the nurse sitting at his bedside looks as though she were doubtful of his recovery. Such men are those who best know the splendid work that this woman and thousands of other accomplished in the hospitals. Her face looks work with an over amount of work and there is a look in her eyes that makes you believe that suffering which is on every side of her also weighs her down. Beyond are two other men not as badly wounded, both of whom appear as though they had a good chance of recovery, aided by the fine care of the nurses and doctors and the sunlight that slips through the windows of the Antwerp hospital. Think of this scene multiplied 10,000 times and you will have a more adequate conception of the human suffering brought about by the war.
A black and white close up of a nurse and a terribly injured man whose face is bandaged in a hospital. Two other men lie in beds behind the nurse.
As Robert Boyd explained in his book, "The Great War through Keystone Stereographs", Underwood and Underwood had a photographer in Europe when the war broke out. In 1915, Underwood and Underwood introduced a box set of Sterograph of the First European War. As a difference from other cards, is that Underwood and Underwood's backs were usually left blank. Underwood and Underwood produced between 30,000 and 40,000 stereographs during WWI.
Black and white photographic stereograph.
18 x 9 cm.
World War, 1914-1918
Hospital wards
War casualties
War casualties, Hospital, Belguim
New York, Ottawa, Arlington NJ
Occidental College Library.
Special Collections. Charles D. Klamm Stereograph Collection. (sckla)

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