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"In the Red Cross Hut at Issoudun."

This drawing is from section 1, page 8 of the sketchbook of Penrose Vass Stout. It shows a soldier receiving refreshments from a Red Cross nurse. The caption reads, "Private Murry: 'Gee! Its nice to come in here an get nice things to eat. A guy's mighty apter furget de little delicacies of home setch as napkins and toothpicks." The sketchbook contains approximately fifty military-themed sketches, including portraits of 27th Aero Squadron members; detailed drawings of Nieuport planes; and realistic descriptions of camp life and training exercises.

Creator: Penrose Vass Stout
Date: 1917-1918 circa
Repository: Alabama Department of Archives and History
Format: Sketch

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ALCOS Social Studies Content Standard:
Grade 4: Standard(s) 11
Grade 6: Standard(s) 3
Grade 9: Standard(s) 12
Grade 11: Standard(s) 4

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