Stripes from Bakers' Beach
10 in HIGH x 8 in WIDE
(25.40 cm HIGH x 20.32 cm WIDE)
Gift og Margaret Haneberg

"Stripers from Bakers' Beach. Letterman Gen. Hosp. 1984. Walt Haneberg, Ray Darrah, Jim McCaffertey."

This black and white glossy photograph has a small white margin on all four sides. The image shows three servicemen, convalescing at Letterman General Hospital, out on a Red Cross sponsored and organized fishing trip. Left to right: Walter Haneberg, Ray Darrah, Jim McCaffertey. The have strung six, large, striped bass between two wooden crutches. They are standing on the sand with a pier behind them. Written on the back, in ink: "Stripers from Bakers' Beach, Letterman Gen. Hosp. 1948, Walt Haneberg, Ray Darrah, Jim McCaffertey."

The pier in this image is the same as the pier in 2008.21.26. Margaret Russell was a Red Cross worker at Letterman General Hospital during and just after World War II. She worked in recreation and created programs, such as this fishing trip, for the recovering servicemen. While she worked at Letterman, she met her husband-to-be, Walter Haneberg (pictured here).

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

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