Three of my 2nd great-grandaunts (sisters) were nurses. In two different photos I have of two of the sisters one of them has a Swastika pinned to the waist of her nursing uniform. These photos were taken about 1905 in Louisiana so it was pretty obvious there wasn’t a connection to Hitler’s Third Reich. I did a little research on the history of the Swastika and it is actually quite interesting.
Here is one of the photos. You can’t see it very well in this one but you can see it clearly in the photo I have on my wall. I don’t want to take the photo out of the frame to get a good scan of it so you will just have to take my word for it.
You can read more about one of the sisters, Ida (Perry) Faust, HERE. She has an interesting story.
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