Library and reading room, Nebraska Soldiers' and Sailors Home, Burkett
Several men and women sit in wicker rocking chairs or straight back chairs reading in this 6-1/2" x 4" black and white plate. Two men stand in the back corner next to a door with a transom. Bookshelves line the two visible walls.
Nebraska. Board of Commissioners of State Institutions
Excerpted from: "Fifteenth Biennial Report of the Commandant of the Nebraska Soldiers' and Sailors' Home, Burkett, Nebraska" In Second Biennial Report of the Board of Commissioners of State Institutions to the Governor and Legislature of the State of Nebraska for the Biennium Ending November 30, 1916 (Lincoln: Nebraska Board of Commissioners of State Institutions, 1914), plate between pp. 194-195.
The Home served not only military veterans but also their widows and mothers. The ages of residents ranged from 40s to 90s for men and 50s to 90s for women.