Photo of Lt. Velera Matson in uniform seated in chair

Dublin Core

Title

Photo of Lt. Velera Matson in uniform seated in chair

Subject

WWII
World War II
Army Nurse
Decatur, IL.

Description

Herald and Review Library: Matson, Lt. Velera; Article on back of photo; "Lieut. Velera Matson, Army nurse, is home from Africa. she arrived on the A..idia Jan. 5, after four months of nursing duty in the hospital tents over there. On Wednesday morning of Jan 5, while bands played a welcome on the dock of an East coast port, wounded soldiers and eager nurses crowded the decks of the hospital ship to get a good look at the 'good old U.S.A.' - some for the first time in nearly two years, the nurse said. 'After all that we had seen overseas, and after several days on the water, we were all glad to be getting home. The sight of land and to know that the United States lay just behind those shores, was good.' the travelers had other feeling too, she added."

Creator

Herald and Review

Source

Decatur, IL.

Publisher

Decatur Public Library, Decatur, IL.

Date

2/6/1944

Contributor

Decatur Herald and Review

Rights

The Decatur Public Library owns and maintains all copyright on materials featured on omeka.decaturlibrary.org. These materials cannot be used without prior consent. Please contact the Local History Room at the Decatur Public Library for more information.

Relation

unknown

Format

.jpg
600 dpi

Language

English

Type

photograph

Identifier

AF505

Coverage

World War II

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

photograph

Physical Dimensions

8 x 10"

Files

AF505-WWII_MATSON, VELERA, 2-6-1944.jpg

Citation

Herald and Review, “Photo of Lt. Velera Matson in uniform seated in chair,” Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection, accessed October 18, 2019, http://omeka.decaturlibrary.org/items/show/723.