Russian colonel and amputee with hospital staff (WWI)

This impromptu group portrait was likely taken at a medical facility not far from the front lines during the First World War.  The man seated next to the colonel is wearing a tailored suit with a Red Cross pin on the lapel, suggesting he may be a visitor rather than a patient.

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    1. She does! She has a nice expression, almost a smile. I also like how the colonel has his arm on the back of the chair of the man with crutches, and how that man’s expression and posture communicate dignity, even defiance.

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