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Edith Storey, Ambulance Driver

Edith Storey, Ambulance Driver | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
"For months Miss Storey has been driving a war ambulance in the streets of New York--a work no less valuable than handling one behind the Flanders lines. And when the influenza epidemic hit the metropolis, she deserted the steering-wheel with scores of other drivers to take the 'night nurse shift' in the crowded New York hospitals. . . .  Miss Storey has been steadily driving an ambulance for the National League for Women's Service. This doesn't mean chauffeuring a motor-car thru the metropolitan streets in a natty uniform. Far from it. Miss Storey, like the others, reports at nine o'clock in the morning and devotes the day to meeting incoming transports and liners at the docks and transporting the sick and wounded to hospitals thru the maddening congestion of Manhattan street traffic, to transporting men from place to place and to special emergency work." Harrison Haskins, "A Star Who Really Did Her Bit" in June 1919 "Motion Picture Classic."

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DESCRIPTION
"For months Miss Storey has been driving a war ambulance in the streets of New York--a work no less valuable than handling one behind the Flanders lines. And when the influenza epidemic hit the metropolis, she deserted the steering-wheel with scores of other drivers to take the 'night nurse shift' in the crowded New York hospitals. . . . Miss Storey has been steadily driving an ambulance for the National League for Women's Service. This doesn't mean chauffeuring a motor-car thru the metropolitan streets in a natty uniform. Far from it. Miss Storey, like the others, reports at nine o'clock in the morning and devotes the day to meeting incoming transports and liners at the docks and transporting the sick and wounded to hospitals thru the maddening congestion of Manhattan street traffic, to transporting men from place to place and to special emergency work." Harrison Haskins, "A Star Who Really Did Her Bit" in June 1919 "Motion Picture Classic."
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:97303
Creation Date:May 1919
Creator Name:Unknown
City:New York
County:
State:New York
Collection Name:WCFTR Subject File
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:SF WWI & WWII
Original Dimensions:8 x 10 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Edith Storey in uniform leans against the door of Ambulance 6, "donated by the Silk and Allied Trades."
SUBJECTS
Actresses
Uniforms
War work
World War, 1914-1918
Outdoor photography
Portrait photography
Women
Ambulances
RIGHTS AND PERMISSIONS
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Reference Details
Location:Wisconsin Historical Society Archives, 4th Floor, Madison, Wisconsin

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