Army Nurses

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Collection Jessica Davis Stigman
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Description Oversized photograph of World War I Army Nurses, including Jessica Ann Davis Stigman in uniform.
Year Range from 1918
Event World War I
Year range to 1919
Medium Paper/Photographic Emulsion
Notes Group portrait of nurses in the Army Nurse Corps and two US Army Medical Corps doctors in front of a large brick building. Jessica Ann Davis (later Stigman) is the woman at far left, second row. none of the nurses are wearing Victory ribbons or Overseas Service stripes, so the image was probably taken in 1918 prior to their shipping to France.
Jessica Ann Davis was born in Omro, Wis. in 1890. According to her death certificate she moved to Rockford, Ill. in 1912. She attended nursing school at the Rockford Hospital Training School and graduated on June 11, 1918. On July 1, 1918 joined the Army Nurse Corp. She was stationed at the Base Hospital at Camp Grant, in Rockford, IL, and served at Camp Hospital No. 52 in Le Mans, France. She received her discharge on June 20, 1919. She worked as a nurse in Rockford, Ill until her retirement in 1959. She married a man by the name of Stigman who preceded her in death. She died June 14, 1964.
Object ID P2003.4.2
Object Name Print, photographic
People Stigman, Jessica Davis
Davis, Jessica Ann
Print size 11" x 14"
Subjects Portrait photographs
Military personnel
World War I
Title Army Nurses
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