1943-1945. Ephemera. A collection of photographs and ephemera belonging to Lt. Lillian Scher, an Army nurse during W.W.II in the China Theater.
The photographs are mostly vernacular (9) of Lillian posing either alone or with other nurses in front of buildings with Chinese signs on them, rickshaws, barracks, some at parties with officers and Chinese women and two landscape photos. Other shots (3) have "Printed by Headquarters "B" Detachment, 164th Signal Photographic Company" stamped on verso - 2 of parties with officers and Chinese women, a third of a medal being given to a bedridden patient while Lillian and 2 soldiers look on.
A letter from Major General G.X. Cheves dated 6 March 1945 addressed to Lillian at 95th Station Hospital APO 627 (Kunming, China) hoping that her trip to India was pleasant.
2 Army Air Force Air Transport tickets dating August and October 1945 to Chihkiang and Kolkata.
Printed program with graphic image of a ship "West Point" Feb 15, 1943 on front and list of Officers, Nurses, Enlisted Men on the USS West Point.
Printed photo in a red card booklet entitled, "Memories of ... Billy Rose's Diamond Horseshoe Paramount Hotel New York".
Invitation to a Dinner Dance in Chengkung, China, January 23, 1945, by the Officers f the 449th Fighter Squadron, typewritten on 3/1/2 x 8" paper with color decoration and Chinese characters, with original decorated envelope.
1 copy of 'The Pointer, The Paper of the USS West Point' newsletter from March 13, 1943, 4pp, 8 1/2 x 10 3/4".
3 pieces of Chinese money (Ten Yuan bills) in red, blue and turquoise.
"Greenbacks When We Get Back"/China-Burma-India Theater, an 8 panel brochure advertising financial services to the enlisted - featuring Life Insurance, Bonds, Deposits, Sending money home, Class E Allotment, folds to 3 x 7". Tissue paper adhered to the edge of panel 6.
Lillian was born 23 Dec 1909 in Russia; NY State census 1925 has her living in Brooklyn with mother Rebecca, (Joseph, father's name crossed through) and siblings incl. older sister Bella (b. Russia 1895), who is a nurse. She died 29 Aug 1998 (ref. Birls file), memorialized as a beloved sister, aunt, great aunt and great great aunt on her gravestone In Beth Olam Memorial Park, Lakewood, NJ. Item #28287