Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

From 1959 we have an unidentified nursing school graduation. I learned that the nursing caps that were worn from the mid 19th century until about the 1970s were used to indicate the station, specialty and type of nurse who was wearing them. They were originally designed to differentiate the nurses from other female volunteers at …

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Here’s my last nurse photo, and it is clearly a photo from graduation day. Her two friends might have graduated from another program and not a nursing one. The outside photo really makes those white dresses and caps stand out! The photo was cut in this strange shape, probably for a frame.