NURSE TRAINING ADVERTISEMENT 1940s POSTER POSTCARD

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    Women were encouraged to join vital roles such as nurses, ambulance drivers, farm hands and wardens.
    WW11 Recruitment Poster.

    MET50, herstormy, duffeli, PihkaK, and 28 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. MET50 [deleted] 78 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Favorite Art/Photos/Videos--No Nudes, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      That's a great recruitment poster. Please consider submitting your photo with our group. Wonderful!

    2. star1950 78 months ago | reply

      Hi MET50, I go around all the museums etc.., and you can find some interesting stuff for sale.

    3. Smabs Sputzer 78 months ago | reply

      Cripes! What a glamorous nurse!

    4. Mr McHaddock 77 months ago | reply

      That face mask is so big, it'll go twice around her head !!

    5. star1950 77 months ago | reply

      It does look big when you look again at it!

    6. retro-dad [deleted] 77 months ago | reply

      i'm reminded of the Twilight Zone episode where the beautiful woman is on a world where her looks are considered hideous & the doctors tried their best to "cure" her of it, but to no avail...

    7. star1950 77 months ago | reply

      There is that kind of look there retro-dad.

    8. photofile2 67 months ago | reply

      Hey Jessie (did I spell it right, or is it Jesse?) Anyway, today this nurse would be elevated to doctor on looks alone. Interesting how she looks more like a model than a nurse. Look at those puckered lips. And perhaps she is musing about the other nurse pictured stealing her man (the doctor). This picture does conjure up a soap opera, say "General Hospital," and that may be why she appears so flawless.

    9. star1950 67 months ago | reply

      Yes your right about Jessie, I think it's a very wistful look. She is thinking:
      I could be on flickr talking to all those nice people instead of this humdrum hospital.

    10. RETRO STU 62 months ago | reply

      It looks very unusual for a WW2 recruitment poster - much too glamorous and not austere enough. Looks more like a book cover but maybe times had moved along since the 1940’s? When I was an Information Officer way back in 1989 working at publicity & recruitment for the Royal Navy such an image would not have done. We were always seeking to recruit RN nurses back then.

    11. star1950 62 months ago | reply

      Hi Stu, this is a reproduction and supposed to be like the real thing.
      The connection below is maybe more along the lines you did.

      www.scienceandsociety.co.uk/results.asp?image=10174720&am...

      Thank you as usual for your most welcome visit.

    12. RETRO STU 61 months ago | reply

      Hi Jessie. Thank you for that link. More like it indeed with the emphasis on the careers rather than personal glamorisation. Stuart.

    13. lewisboadle 49 months ago | reply

      Hi Star1950, all.

      I'm interested in using this image in a project. Who owns the copyright or is it public domain at this stage?

      Thankyou!

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