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Lt. Kennon's Moustache and Lesser Objects

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Creation: 1918

Dr. William G. Kennon specialized in surgery of the eye, ear, nose and throat. Vanderbilt and other medical schools recruited doctors and nurses to assist the American Expeditionary Force in France after the U.S. joined the war in 1917. One of 12 doctors from Vanderbilt, Kennon worked with Nashville-area nurses and enlisted men at Vanderbilt Hospital Unit S in Nevers, Central France. In contrast to the formal portraits, this image shows the photographer’s sense of humor.

Title

Lt. Kennon's Moustache and Lesser Objects

Date

Creation: 1918

Description

Dr. William G. Kennon specialized in surgery of the eye, ear, nose and throat. Vanderbilt and other medical schools recruited doctors and nurses to assist the American Expeditionary Force in France after the U.S. joined the war in 1917. One of 12 doctors from Vanderbilt, Kennon worked with Nashville-area nurses and enlisted men at Vanderbilt Hospital Unit S in Nevers, Central France. In contrast to the formal portraits, this image shows the photographer’s sense of humor.

Rights

Public Domain

Format

Black-and-white photographs

Source

Vanderbilt History Files: Series 2, Folder 8, Image 10

Files

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/Eskind_VUMC-Lt.Kennon-1917.jpg

Citation

“Lt. Kennon's Moustache and Lesser Objects,” Gallery, accessed September 26, 2022, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/781.