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Sacred Heart Nurses …

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Sacred Heart Nurse 1_M Broughton_RTP _SFW

Here are several examples of nurses portraits that my father used to do in the 1950’s and into the 1960’s, before the nursing school closed down on 12th Avenue.  The name on the girl’s dress reads ” Broughton ” .  The girl’s name below I could note read.  I will have to find the negative envelope that these came out of to see if there are names written down .  But that is not my point … I just wanted to post several examples of portraits that my father made of these girls when they graduated.  It isn’t funny how you just say “girls” and don’t think about men being nurses in this era.  I cannot even tell you a date when men started entering the nursing program … maybe one of the viewers to this blog will be able to tell us.  Looking back, after I made that previous statement, I cannot even think back to when I started seeing men working as nurses in the hospitals locally.  Here is the other nurse …


Sacred Heart Nurse 2   _ RTP _ SFW

I thank everyone for taking the time to view this blog and for those who post comments.  Please check back … I have a few images worked up and ready to post and I plan to put them up in the next week or so.  Thanks again … Frank

Written by Frank Hardy

November 3, 2013 at 3:53 pm

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