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Need help identifying uniforms in Algiers painting

Article about: Hello, I would appreciate help identifying the uniforms in this painting. I believe the painting to be of Algiers during WWI or WWII. The nurse's uniform could be US WWI or it could be Canad

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    Hello,
    I would appreciate help identifying the uniforms in this painting. I believe the painting to be of Algiers during WWI or WWII. The nurse's uniform could be US WWI or it could be Canadian or Australian WWII.
    I'm a newbie and appreciate any help you can give.

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    To be perfectly honest, I really don't see a uniform, but simply traditional dress.

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    Quote by HPL2008 View Post
    To be perfectly honest, I really don't see a uniform, but simply traditional dress.
    That's what i thought.
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    Could you read the name of the painter ?

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    Quote by Boudionovka View Post
    Could you read the name of the painter ?
    Sorry, it's illegible. Looks like a scribble with maybe an f at the beginning.

    On the idea that this is standard attire as mentioned above...I think it is not. The man and woman are foreigners whose attire is "Western" and would not have been worn in Algiers. (Note how differently dressed they are than other people on the street in the painting). As this image shows, the WWI US Army Nurse's uniform was quite similar to what the woman in the painting is wearing. Click image for larger version. 

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    this is a copy of a famous painting by a very, very well known artist but the name and title of the painting escape me at the moment. interesting.

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    thanks! if you think of it, please post :>

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    I agree. The clothing looks much more Western than anything else. It doesn't quite look military either. Perhaps it's an archaeologist and his wife?

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