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Ambulance / Hearse at Old Sacred Heart Hospital …

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My father made this photograph in back of the old Sacred Heart Hospital sometime in the late 1930’s or early 1940’s.  This circular drive way is still at the old hospital today.   You can see a sign in the second window that says ” Morris Funeral Home ” and in the third window ” Ambulance ” is written on the glass.  So my guess is that this vehicle stayed pretty busy back in it’s day.  The photo was in very bad shape and it took me quite a while to repair the image.  It also had been posted on the old site, but it did not have the matting around the image.  I was surprised that it did not generate any comments from anyone, since it is such an unusual image.  No idea who the nurse is in the photo … notice how she is wearing her cap at such an angle – I am sure it has something to do with style and attitude and not uniform regulation!

Any and all comments are welcome … I would be interested in knowing from anyone if the ambulance / hearse was backed up the area that was the entrance to the morgue.  I believe that the entrance to the emergency room would have been located to the left of the front on the vehicle, because I can remember going down into the emergency room as a kid and it was not was not where this vehicle is located.  Thanks for looking …

Written by Frank Hardy

July 7, 2011 at 11:08 am

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  1. The first thing I noticed was the nurses’ cap at such an odd angle. I’m glad you brought that up. Cool looking hearse. :)


    Teri Powell

    August 9, 2011 at 7:38 am

    • Teri –
      Thanks for the comment. I imagine that she was trying to make some kind of fashion statement with her hat at that angle … sort of like the sailors wearing their “sailor cap” at an angle. When you wear a uniform there is not much you can do and everyone wants to be considered an individual. I wish I knew who the lady is, but all I have are boxes of prints and a few negatives from this time in my father’s life, which was the 1930’s and 40’s. When I started out with the blog, one of my main reasons was to find out who some of these people are. Thanks again … Frank



      August 9, 2011 at 8:12 am

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