Wednesday, March 11, 2009

built to last ... with identical twin lady doctors ?
















4 comments:

DaveO said...

What does she hold in her hand? Can you tell?

tristan said...

hi dave, thanx for visiting

the one on the left appears to be holding a poppy seed-head ... source of pain-killing medicines then and now

the one on the right is probably holding a kind of straight stethoscope ( usually made of glass ) used by obstetricians to listen to the baby's heartbeat

Zhoen said...

Just who were they intending to appeal to, I wonder?

tristan said...

i believe the hospitals in those days were heavily supported by private donations, and that such idealised figures might possibly have attracted a certain kind of idealist