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[Marie Katherine Seegelken portraits of war veterans, Letterman Hospital, San Francisco].
BANC PIC 2018.068--B
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Title:

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

Creator/Contributor:

Seegelken, Marie Katherine, creator, artist.

Abstract:

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).

Date:

1925 (issued)

Contents:

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

Subject:

n-us-ca
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

Note:

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.
Purchase ; from Kayo Books ; 2018.
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.

Type:

graphic
Drawings.
Portraits.

Physical Description:

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

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 2018.068--B

Origin:

California