A Nurse with a Gun

Monday, January 17, 2011

Discovery of Treasure


Anonymous Phil K said...

Glad I keep checking back.

4:59 AM  
Blogger Ed said...

Amazing - beautiful pictures. She had a passion, skill and gift. It would be nice to see someone/some instituion with deep pockets fund the work to get the pictures and a documentary done. I could see it in a PBS type of show. Wish she would have seen it done - if she would have liked it - I thinks so -given the tape of her talking about someone taking it up after she was gone. Thanks for showing this Xavier.

5:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Back to blogging?
If so, good.
Missed your posts.
This is what RSS was made for.

6:44 AM  
Anonymous Callahan said...

Wonderful story. Glad to see you blogging here again!

1:35 PM  
Blogger nexy said...

what a wonderful story!

1:50 PM  
Blogger Groundhog said...

Nice to see you're still kickin'.

6:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sad end to an unknown photographer; the mystery is why weren't the photos published when she was alive. It truly is a great find. I live in Chicago and there probably are some great shots of the city and its people from many years ago.

10:40 PM  
Blogger Mattexian said...

That's a pretty amazing find. I bet it was heartbreaking for the guy to find the woman had died just a few days before, when he searched for her name.

Glad you're feeling like blogging again, Xavier. Is there any way to have another shot of the "Feminine Protection" model from further back, for a full body?

10:12 AM  
Blogger Hoop said...

Glad to see you're posting again!

1:13 PM  
Anonymous Mike Yocum said...

Good to have you back

4:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice piece of info; ABC News Chicago just did a short news coverage about this photographer and her works.

5:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Thanks for posting that. Also, welcome back.


9:46 PM  
Anonymous Seabat said...


Thanks for this. It's incredible! Like she said, 'the wheel goes around'!

So good to hear from you again.

5:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice to see (read) you again

7:52 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Thank you for posting this.

10:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


3:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice to see you back posting. A great story and some wonderful pic's. Perhaps I will need to take the trip to check out the pic's. JimmyDean

8:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this .............pure serendipity


1:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so happy you are back at it again, I really missed reading your blog, yesterday I mentioned to a priest that I work with, that also has an interest in fine weapons how much I missed your blog and now today, tada here you are. look forward to more of your intersting blog

3:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praise God Almighty, You're Back!
Happy New Year Xav!

3:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the heads-up on the Vivian Maier story.
The sheer humanity in those fantastic 1950 to 1960 images on the discoverer's web site reminds me of just how much we've lost. It was a totally different culture then. Kind of like the mirror polish and
milk-blue finish on the old Smiths of the same era.

7:47 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Welcome back! We've missed you.

11:33 AM  
Anonymous ditto said...

Exellent find. Thanks for posting.
I am also glad you are maintaining the site. I've kept it in my favorites hoping to see some activity.

10:18 AM  
Anonymous Nancy said...

wow. I did not have 10 minutes to spend with this, but I did spend them all the same, and am very glad for it.
Time well wasted :-)
Thanks for sharing this.
Welcome back!

8:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The discovered photos are stunning.

The quantity of them seems overwhelming.

Thanks for sharing this treasure.

Long time X Fan says, "Hello good friend. Nice to see you again."

12:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Glad to see you're blogging again. You're articles are among the best in modern gun-writing - and your photo stories are interesting too.

Thanks for the posts!

12:10 PM  
Blogger Glenn B said...

Simply marvelous!

Nice to have you back and to see you are not among the missing (as my great grandad used to say).

All the best,
Glenn B

8:06 AM  
Blogger Glenn B said...

The saddest thing about all of this is that she never saw so many of her own works because so much film was left undeveloped.

Glenn B

8:14 AM  
Blogger Retired Rick said...

Glad to have you back I miss your voice of reason.
Thanks for a great story. Those are amazing photos. She had an unique vision on life and it shows in the photos. What a gift.

6:26 PM  
Blogger Jarubla said...

Awesome. Thank you for sharing


12:12 AM  
Blogger Tango said...

She reminds me of E.A. Poe. Poe was a nobody when he died, alone in an ally asphyxiated on his own vomit. Today, he's considered one of America's greatest writers.

Just because she was unknown when she died doesn't leave out the possibility of being one of the greats somewhere down the road!

6:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ruger has officially introduced the SR1911 - if anything will bring you out of blog retirement I would guess that will be it ..........:)

8:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Xavier, I hope all is well with you and wanted to express how much I really enjoy your posts.
This one is a true gem and the self defense blogs are so good that I frequently find myself parroting your views.

1:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great piece! Thank G-D we still have thoughtful adults enriching our lives & helping us to protect our freedoms.

7:23 PM  
Blogger Mulligan said...

We miss you.

7:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing. I just posted at DA's new-new site that you'd dropped off the edge of the internet. Good to see you still burning oxygen.


7:33 PM  

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