Freezing Conditions

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Title

Freezing Conditions

Subject

Group of navy nurses at hospital in Adak, Alaska

Description

The group of women shown here, while looking relatively pleased and smiling, are standing in what is clearly a cold and unforgiving climate in Adak, Alaska in 1943. These US Navy Nurse Corps members are serving at the US Naval Hospital in Adak, and are dressed in gear fit for winter weather, except for maybe the white skirts and tights they have on.

If you look closely, you can see that these nurses are wearing the traditional navy nurse uniform of a white dress and white shoes and tights, complete with cap, but have modified the uniform for practicality reasons, adding a large coat. Nurses were expected to serve in all kinds of climates, and even those on the US home front dealt with difficult weather conditions during their service.

Creator

Unknown Photographer, US Navy

Source

Women if World War II Website: "Navy Nurse: Navy Nurse Corps at Adak, Alaska," by Margie Bedell-Burke, November 29, 2017, image courtesy of the US Navy: https://www.womenofwwii.com/navy/navy-nurses/navy-nurse-corps-at-adak-alaska/

Publisher

US Navy

Date

Accessed April 27, 2020

Rights

Public Domain

Format

Photograph (jpg)

Language

English

Type

Still Image

Identifier

US Navy Nurses in Adak, Alaska 1943

Coverage

US Navy Nurses of WWII, US Nurse Uniforms of WWII, US Navy Hospitals of WWII

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

black and white photo

Physical Dimensions

2797 X 2160

Citation

Unknown Photographer, US Navy, “Freezing Conditions,” US Nurses in World War II, accessed January 23, 2022, https://usnursesww2.omeka.net/items/show/62.