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  • Black and white photograph. 5 cm x 5 cm. Group picture taken at a hospital in Muniessa, Spain. The central figure is Ed Rolfe, the woman to his left is Anne Taft; the woman to his right is a nurse from Philadelphia [from description on back of photograph]. Rolfe was a poet and journalist who began publishing newspaper artitcles attacking Nazism in 1934. He was the Lincoln Battalion's poet laureate and the American poet who did the most sustain... more
    Black and white photograph. 5 cm x 5 cm. Group picture taken at a hospital in Muniessa, Spain. The central figure is Ed Rolfe, the woman to his left is Anne Taft; the woman to his right is a nurse from Philadelphia [from description on back of photograph]. Rolfe was a poet and journalist who began publishing newspaper artitcles attacking Nazism in 1934. He was the Lincoln Battalion's poet laureate and the American poet who did the most sustained work on the Spanish Civil War. Edwin Rolfe, like Frederick Lutz, was a volunteer for the International Brigades in Spain and a member of the Abraham Lincoln Batallion. A journalist and poet, Rolfe edited the Volunteer for Liberty, a paper for the Brigade volunteers before joining the fighting in the spring of 1938. Spanish Civil War. 16 History. less