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Title

Dora Ohlfsen as a nurse during the First World War with two wounded Italian soldiers

January 1916

Artist

Unknown

Italy

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Rome Italy
    Date
    January 1916
    Media category
    Photograph
    Materials used
    gelatin silver photograph
    Dimensions
    18.0 x 12.5 cm image/sheet
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    National Art Archive. Gift of Dora Stanford 1995
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    ARC366.1.6
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Unknown

    Works in the collection

    33

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  • About

    Italy joined the First World War on the side of the allies in 1916. Dora Ohlfsen wrote to an Australian niece around this time "in society there is nothing doing but first aid". She and her partner Elena von Kugelgen joined the many other women nursing with the Red Cross, first assisting during the Avezzano earthquake of 1915, which killed over 30,000 people. She also worked as a volunteer in the Italian Auxiliary Hospital opposite her studio, where there was a shortage of nurses. This photograph was probably taken there.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Rome

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

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