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

Jan 1916


Artist

Unknown

Italy


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.


Details


Place where the work was made

Rome Italy


Date

Jan 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


Artist information

Unknown

Works in the collection

33


Place

Where the work was made
Rome

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history