2008.21.24

Letterman Bicycle Club Feeding Ducks
1-Mar-48
10. in HIGH x 8.125 in WIDE
(25.40 cm HIGH x 20.64 cm WIDE)
Gift og Margaret Haneberg
2008.21.24

"Photo By Corwin Hansen, San Francisco, Calif." "3-1-48:19"

This black and white, glossy photograph has a small white border on all four sides. It is stamped, in green on the back "Photo By Corwin Hansen, San Francisco, Calif." Also on the back, written in pencil "3-1-48:19." (I'm sure 3-1-48 is the date, "19" probably refers to the negative number.) The image shows two young men and a Red Cross worker, with two bicycles, stopped at the edge of a lake/pond where seagulls or ducks are swimming. A type sheet of information is glued to the backside, bottom of the photograph. "Pausing to feed the ducks during one of their weekly rides through the park are these members of the Letterman Bicycle Club, a hobby activity for convalescent servicemen sponsored by Red Cross. From left to right are T/5 Billie J. Thornton of St. Louis, Mo.; PFC Jerry Cryer of Houston, Tex.; and Peggy Russell, Red Cross recreation worker."

Margaret Russell (Peggy Russell) was a Red Cross Recreation worker stationed at Letterman General Hospital on the Presidio in San Francisco. She worked with military personnel wounded during World War II. She met her husband-to-be, Walter Haneberg, while he was convalescing at Letterman, after having been wounded in World War II, while in the service.

Used: publicity | Red Cross | Letterman General Hospital ~ San Francisco

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