Photo #: 80-WP-958
"Convalescent Patients at a Naval Hospital"
Poster from the "What the Navy is Doing" series, published by the Navy Recruiting Bureau, New York, circa 1919.
Text below the pictures reads: "The above views were taken at one of our Naval Hospitals, which has adopted a method of keeping convalescent patients occupied and thus relieving the monotony of this inactive period. The men are taught to make various articles, such as rugs, leather purses and knotted belts. These articles are sold and the proceeds given to the men. Special attention is paid to those maimed during the war, who are being trained to care for themselves in spite of their injuries."
Photograph from the Collections of the U.S. National Archives.
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20 January 2000