Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

What the Navy is Doing: Convalescent Patients at a Naval Hospital

What the Navy is doing: Convalescent Patients at a Naval Hospital. The above view where taken at one of our Naval Hospitals, which has adopted  a method of keeping convalescent patients occupied and thus relieving monotony of this inactive period.  The men are taught to make various articles, such as rugs, leather purses and knotted belts. The 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. The Navy cares for its own. There are four photographs showing men working at various projects
Description: Poster; by Unknown; 1925C; Unframed Dimensions 14H X 17W
Accession #: 07-238-AT
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In World War I women were accepted into the Navy to serve in limited roles, such as the nurses depicted on this poster engaged in the rehabilitation of returnees.  After World War I, growing awareness of the needs of people returning from combat led Congress to create the Veterans Bureau by combining several programs designed to treat and assist veterans.  Within the Bureau, women were able to continue their careers as part of the Veterans Bureau Nursing Service.

Topic
  • People--Women
Document Type
  • Art
Wars & Conflicts
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