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Posted 6 years ago

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These images follow up on my earlier post "If all else fails"
These images come from an album of a cousin long departed, he was a patient of the TB Sanatorium in Ninette , MB.
He went there after his discharge from the military in 1917, he was still there when he passed away in 1925.
He was an avid photographer & artist.
Since these two cars were identical I wonder if they belonged to the San & were used by the staff & patients for outings.
After a discussion with Kerry on the make of the car in the earlier post I believe they are 1919/1920 Willys Overland Model 4 touring cars.


  1. walksoftly walksoftly, 6 years ago
    Links to images of the Willys Overland Car & radiator emblem;
  2. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
    Very nice Bro ! I love both posts . How great you have these !
  3. walksoftly walksoftly, 6 years ago
    Thanks for the love Sis, it is great, they are so interesting.
  4. nldionne nldionne, 6 years ago
    Thanks so much for posting these thank goodness we don't have the TB outbreaks like they had in those days.
  5. walksoftly walksoftly, 6 years ago
    Thanks for the love on this Bellin& yes they are dressed to the 9's.
    It was a time when you didn't go out without looking your best.
  6. walksoftly walksoftly, 6 years ago
    Thanks for the love, official, kerry, b'buss, petey, vetraio & Ted.
  7. walksoftly walksoftly, 6 years ago
    Upon further research I've determined that these cars are possibly older & are 1919 or 1920 Willys Overland Model 4 Touring Cars.
    In the window of the building in pic 3 is a poster with the name Billy Oswald, in the summer of 1920 there was a touring group called "The Vagabonds" with Billy Oswald headlining the show.

    The Willys-Overland Company sold 126,000 cars in 1920, successfully competing with both Ford and Chevrolet. This Overland Four Touring Car seated 5 persons and was finished in “hard baked enamel”. It weighed 1,900 pounds and sold at a low price of $595.
  8. walksoftly walksoftly, 6 years ago
    @nldionne, thank you for the love & the comment, it is a good thing that facilities like the San are no longer needed here. The Sanatorium on Pelican Lake, near Ninette, was opened in May of 1910, with a capacity for sixty patients—a capacity which, of necessity, quadrupled in thirteen years.
    Due to advances in treatment & prevention it was closed in 1972.
  9. billyg billyg, 6 years ago
    Thanks for sharing this with us. Helps us to share with the younger generation how it was. Thanks.
  10. walksoftly walksoftly, 6 years ago
    Thanks for the comment billyg, very few young people know these facilities existed.
  11. walksoftly walksoftly, 6 years ago
    Thanks for the love & stopping by to look at this post, Phil & gargoyle.
  12. Ted_Straub Ted_Straub, 6 years ago
    I worked in an institution that had formerly been a TB Sanatorium. The buildings were designed to let as much sunlight in as possible, and had fields on the premises which were once worked by the more healthy patients. Both of these were considered good therapies for TB patients.

    On the grounds is an actual hospital, built in the 50s to conduct an "effective cure for TB". The plaque explaining the process still stood. If anyone survived having their chest opened and having their lungs and surrounding tissue scraped, I'd assume that the percentage was not high. Fortunately, this was occurring around 1955, just when effective meds vs. TB were developed. Thus, at that time, the harrowing operations would cease, and many patients could return home under drug therapy.

    The name of that Sanatorium was The Gibson State Sanatorium in Hamburg, PA.
  13. walksoftly walksoftly, 6 years ago
    @ Ted I looked up the facility, looked like a nice facility in a natural setting.
    Having an abundance of fresh air was a standard treatment, & it was this reason that these facilities where located away from the cities.

    Thanks for sharing your info & thanks goodness there is a cure for this dreaded disease.
  14. walksoftly walksoftly, 6 years ago
    Thanks for the love pops.
  15. walksoftly walksoftly, 6 years ago
    Thanks musik for giving this some love.
  16. toracat toracat, 5 years ago
    I enjoyed this very much!
  17. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    I'm glad you enjoyed this post toracat & thanks for the love on this one.
  18. antiquarius123 antiquarius123, 5 years ago
    Great post and pics. There were a huge number of young men that came back from WWI with TB, and of course gradually died from it as very few survived before the advent of antibiotic treatment in the 50s. It was called "consumption" then, as the victims were gradually consumed by the disease.
  19. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    Thanks for the love on this one antiquarius, the chances of surviving were slim.
    The best that they could do was make them comfortable & entertained through outings & activities.
    Thank goodness these facilities & the support staff who put their own life at risk were available to those afflicted.
    I should post some more pictures from this album, they show the facility & some of the activities.
  20. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    Thanks for giving this some love RonM.
  21. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    Thanks for giving this some love betweenthelens.

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