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

Unknown

(Italy  – )

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

Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Place of origin
Rome, Italy
Year
Jan 1916
Media
Photograph
Medium
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
Accession number
ARC366.1.6