Clara Barton Barbie?

September 27th, 2009

Hey Whitmanics, I found this today while doing some research for my oral report-


That’s right…Civil War Nurse Barbie. ┬áNote the complete medical kit, the shiny white apron and, of course, the golden smile.

Now, for a little contrast-


11 Responses to “Clara Barton Barbie?”

  1. Avatar of Mara Scanlon Mara Scanlon on September 27, 2009 10:57 pm

    WHAT?! To repeat, WHAT?! As I have said before and will say again, oh. my. walt. Your juxtaposed image really works beautifully. I don’t know if you’ve made my night or ruined it, but thanks for the truly excellent find.

  2. Avatar of missvirginia missvirginia on September 28, 2009 10:34 am

    AHHHGGHGHGHGHG omg–that’s insane! I love it, it must have been encouraged by the United Daughters of the Confederacy?!?! Crazy!

  3. Avatar of jpike1 jpike1 on September 28, 2009 1:53 pm

    WOW! Very interesting, thanks for putting this up!

  4. Avatar of nataliesayth nataliesayth on September 28, 2009 3:23 pm

    Oh dear. She looks like a combination cheerleader-Super Woman-Victorian candy striper.

  5. Avatar of meghanedwards meghanedwards on September 29, 2009 12:04 am

    Oh, this is -painful-. I like her quaint background with the lone cannon. The soldiers are where..?

  6. Avatar of Brady Earnhart Brady Earnhart on September 29, 2009 12:05 pm

    It’s especially funny in light of the fact that over and over again the people who worked in the hospitals said it was the older (i.e., not just not-as-cute but more experienced, world-weary) women who made the best nurses.

  7. Avatar of Erin Longbottom Erin Longbottom on September 29, 2009 2:34 pm

    I hope that medical kit has a large bottle of whiskey.

  8. Avatar of s-words s-words on September 29, 2009 3:36 pm

    Of course, “hottest” is not a term we use when recommending someone’s professional ability. Anyways, maybe they just forgot to situate her in the context of “deluded pre-Bull Run nurse Barbie.”

  9. Avatar of bmzreece bmzreece on October 1, 2009 1:05 pm

    I don’t think medical care is the type of “service” this nurse provides. Red lipstick? Um…. If she really is a nurse, I think her two tools should be 1)a saw and 2)[as Erin L. says] a bottle of whiskey.

  10. Avatar of admin admin on October 3, 2009 1:47 am

    Pop culture rears it’s beautifully ugly head, I love it.

  11. Avatar of eunilao eunilao on October 20, 2009 12:37 pm

    this is cool and interesting, thanks for post it up.

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