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[Marie Katherine Seegelken portraits of war veterans, Letterman Hospital, San Francisco]


Seegelken, Marie Katherine, creator, artist.


Chiefly portrait drawings of war veterans drawn at the Letterman Army Hospital, San Francisco, in the early 1950s. Also includes other portraits, including one of Christian Dior; a few fashion drawings; an illustrated holiday greeting card; and a sketch of large apartment buildings, perhaps in New York City. Also includes 3 photographic portraits of the artist, probably taken in the 1920s and 1930s (:34-:36).


1925 (issued)


1. Russ Baker. Private First Class, ambulatory; Ward B1. 1952 -- 2. Dick Bruener. Blind amputee; died April 12, 1953; suicide. 1953 -- 3. "Chan". Double amputee; Ward B2 -- 4. Tom Gaines. Paraplegic; spinal injury; Ward B1 -- 5. Lindsey Hall. Victim of shark attack, left leg and arm eaten off; Ward B1. 1952-- 6. Vladimir Kaare. 1952 -- 7. Plastic surgery, blind; Ward K1 -- 8. Glen Kramer. Second portrait, based on previous drawing -- 9. Dick Latham. Plastic surgery; Ward K2. 1951 -- 10. John Lewis. Air Force Major General, Colorado Springs; sketched in Rancho Santa Fe. 1952 -- 11. Tom Liddsworth. Cancer. 1952 -- 12. Clem Maloney. Korean casualty; frostbite; right hand amputation. 1951 -- 13. Steve Marsh. Korean casualty; psychopathic; dementia praecox; Ward S1. 1952 -- 14. David Martine. World War II veteran; cancer of the stomach; died July 18, 1951. 1951 -- 15. "Red" McGrath. Frostbite, both hands; Ward 42. 1951 -- 16. Clancey Mulligan. Double amputee. 1952 -- 17. David Ruykeser. World War II casualty; saber wound; awaiting 10th operation; plastic surgery. 1952 -- 18. James Simpson ("Sandy"). Cornea transplant; blind since 1943 World War II due to minor explosion; sight completely restored; Ward S1 -- 19. Brigadier General Albert Truby. Sixty-three years in the service; age 86; once was head of Walter Reed Hospital; recovering from stroke. 1952 -- 20. John Walton. Korea; jaw shattered; so far 28 operations; plastic surgery -- 21. John Walton. Second portrait, based on previous drawing -- 22. Unidentified man. Halloran Veterans Hospital, Staten Island, New York; Ward N2. Bed 4 -- 23. Unidentified veteran -- 24. Matthew Jefferson, "Happy Fatso". Assistant ward nurse; Ward 42 -- 25. Dennis Gordon. Surgical technician. 1951 -- 26. Joseph Burns. Ward E2. 1952 -- 27. Design for black velvet sheath with chiffon stole, of emerald green chiffon, caught in back to form flying panel -- 28. Jeanne McNear. Coral Casino. Biltmore Hotel, Santa Barbara. 1954 -- 29. Christian Dior. San Francisco, I. Magnin fashion show. 1959 -- 30. Man and woman, wearing party hats, embracing on couch. Caption: But Mr. Willoughby, we were going to look for the Big Dipper -- 31. "Suspect" (unidentified man). 1952 -- 32. Christmas greeting from the Sawyers, illustrated by their dogs appearing on the screen of a television set. Addressed to Marie and Oliver Seegelken -- 33. Apartment buildings, perhaps New York City. 1942 -- 34. Portrait of Marie Seegelken and Oliver Seegelken posing outdoors -- 35. Portrait of Marie Seegelken posing outdoors -- 36. Bust length portrait of Marie Seegelken


Seegelken, Marie Katherine -- Portraits
Letterman General Hospital (San Francisco, Calif.)
World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- California -- San Francisco -- Portraits
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Veterans -- California -- San Francisco -- Portraits


Title devised by cataloger.
All drawings signed or initialed by artist.
Most drawings include identification of subject; some include description of patient's injury, ailment, etc. and/or other details pertaining to their military service; some include patient's location in hospital; some are dated.
Marie Katherine Seegelken portraits of war veterans, Letterman Hospital, San Francisco, BANC PIC 2018.069, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Marie Katherine Seegelken was born February 12, 1894 in San Francisco; married Oliver Seegelken in 1917 in Los Angeles; died July 20, 1976 in San Francisco.



Physical Description:

33 drawings in 1 box : chiefly pencil on paper ; sheets 41 x 30 cm or smaller