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A. Piatt Andrew - American Field Services Staff in France, 1916

A. Piatt Andrew (La Porte, Indiana, 1873 - 1936, Gloucester, Massachusetts)

American Field Services Staff in France, 1916

Gelatin silver print


Isabella Stewart Gardner's friend, A. Piatt Andrew, sent her these images of men working for the American Field Service (AFS) during World War I. Andrew, a trained economist, former Harvard professor,  and former Congressperson, founded the AFS in 1914 to run ambulances and provide medical services for the French Army. Isabella donated to the organization in order to sponsor an ambulance, and Andrew wrote to Isabella frequently about the war and the work the AFS performed, including the services provided by the specific ambulance she supported.