Postcard of a Japanese Red Cross nurse in A symbol of modernity and humanitarian effort during the Russo-Japanese War; at that time the Japanese Red Cross Society was the largest in the world with over a million members.
“Nurses” “The picture postcards of the Russo-Japanese War ushered in a new age of celebrity on the Japanese side, in which heroes were accompanied by heroines. The latter almost always tended to be Red Cross nurses, who played many symbolic roles.
What a special young woman! Susie King Taylor: first African American army nurse; the only African American woman to publish a memoir of her wartime experiences; also the first African American to teach openly in a school for former slaves in Georgia.