Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's Juilly Hospital Journals, 1914
About the Project
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (1875-1942) was a sculptor, art patron, writer, and the founder of the Whitney Museum of Art. She began keeping diaries as a child, and maintained the habit into her adulthood. During the First World War, Whitney was involved with numerous war relief activities, most notably establishing and supporting a hospital in Juilly, France. She made several trips to France during the war, and kept these journals during that time.