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Fishing, paddling, swimming, in the Keys.
Captain Bra’, waldo, John Dos Passos.
Dorothy Rice met Waldo in Spain where she was studying art. The war came and Waldo stayed in Europe to drive ambulances. Dorothy went home, resolved to get into the war. She would fly!
On August 1916, Dorothy trained on a Wright biplane, passed her tests and qualified for license # 561 at Mineola, New York,
She became the tenth American woman to obtain her air-pilot license. She also was the first woman to ride a motorcycle. Dorothy was a painter, sculptress, writer, and one of the country’s best known bridge players.
What a Lady!
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Ernest and Alzira - Fishing trip in Key West, with the gang. Picture taken by Waldo.
- Do you think that the horrors of war affected your art in any way?
- Not a bit. I was scared to death most of the time. It was all too unreal to penetrate to the consciousness
History of the American Field Service in France -
Funeral of Waldo’s friend, Dick Hall, who died on Christmas Day 1915 from the explosion of a German shell while serving as ambulance driver with the American Field Service in France during World War I. Waldo, one of the pal bearers, stands just right of the coffin.
Text: WALDO PEIRCE - Margit Varga
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