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By Shawna M. Quinn

Via ear-splitting, thunderous explosions and frightened eerie flashes within the distance, the nurses of the Canadian military Nursing carrier in global struggle I waited for the inevitable arrival of wounded infantrymen. on the Casualty Clearing homes, they labored at a feverish velocity to offer emergency take care of bleeding gashes, damaged and lacking limbs, and the devastating accidents of conflict. Exploring the numerous ways that expert and volunteer nurses gave their time, skills, or even their lives to the 1st international battle attempt, Shawna M. Quinn considers the reports of recent Brunswick’s nursing sisters — the gruelling stipulations of labor and the brutal realities they confronted from attainable assaults and bombings. utilizing letters, diaries, and released money owed, Quinn paints a whole photo of the adventurous younger women who witnessed first-hand the horrors of the nice warfare.

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Who would have painted such a pair of portraits? Roman finely chives of the Baltimore diocese of the ues. church did not uncover marriage or burial records for Joshua Johnston, there were baptismal records of five Dignified portraits of individual African-Americans children were not unknown records who lived near the in that period. ^** These but one entered in the hand of the Rev- church of the diocese up paint- tion, at They do not is one thing; painting matching pair of well-dressed black men is nothing is like name without give any address or occupa- the baptism, although that might be expected.

Of nine children, Polk to support his family it is ^'^ most confident works, and charm. Moreover, full as the Weekley study has noted, these portraits would have prompted a system of referrals from family to family, must also be said that as his developed, Johnston became a better and more Unable neighbors his middle-class Johnston (forty-six of eighty) are of children. " one black painter have had the social and were his sitters plain the similarity ofjohnston's early portraits to those similarities are in the sitter's pose, the painting a free they owners who tended to view free blacks with great suspicion and hostility?

1817 directory as a a laborer living in Abner Coker was also "Free Householder of Union Alley, in the Old However, we have found that in a list appended to a sermon by Daniel Coker at the African Bethel church on January 21, 1816, Abner Coker was identified as a "local preacher" of that church. ^^ Moreover, according to Bishop Daniel A. Payne, who for called them. "'*^ Daniel Coker listed in the portraits that Pleas- In a peculiar lapse Pleasants did man who known Cleric," as that portrait has become known?

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