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Sacred Heart Nurses …

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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 …


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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

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November 3, 2013 at 3:53 pm

Out Front of Old Sacred Heart Hospital …

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Here is a group of nuns standing in front of the old Sacred Heart Hospital.  I do not know anything about this photo or why it was made.  My guess it was for some type of promotion or maybe a publicity photograph, however I know that when this photo was taken in the 1950’s, hospitals did not promote themselves like they do now.  Thanks for looking … Frank

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July 15, 2013 at 1:25 pm

Chapel in the Old Sacred Heart Hospital …

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This is still one of my favorite images from the old hospital.  I ran it through a filter … Lucis Art Filter … and this filter really brings out the detail in images.  Just look at the altar and all of the trim around the ceiling.  Believe it or not, I can still remember this chapel in the old hospital.  The room itself was not very large, maybe 15 x30 feet.  I have several prints of this in the works right now … check back with me later and I will let you know how and where you can view them.  If any of you remember this chapel in the old hospital, let us hear from you.  Thanks for looking … Frank

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October 8, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Group at old Sacred Heart Hospital …

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This group has nurses, nuns and ” Waves / Wacs ” ( not really sure ) in it, so this photo must have been made during WW II.  You see the Red Cross flag pinned-up to the wall in the background, so maybe this was some type of enlistment / recruitment meeting.  I just thought it was an interesting photo.  Thanks for looking …

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March 1, 2012 at 9:34 am

Playing Ball …

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Here are some kids playing ball in the park that is diagonal from the hospital.  The park is named ” Cordova Square ” and I posted a image of it covered in snow several posts back.  This photo was made in the mid-1930’s and I have several different versions worked up of this same print.  I will post some of them in the near future.  The baseball diamond was taken down in the 1940’s sometime and I have a story to share about that and I’ll do that when I post the photo.  Notice how the dog is right there in the game!  Thanks for looking …

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March 1, 2012 at 9:18 am

Nurses at old Sacred Heart Horpital …

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Just a group of nurses at the old Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola Florida.  No names of nurses and no date.  Not sure of the area of the hospital that this was taken in, but it could be in the recovery room?  It could be the operating room, but I sort of doubt it.  And I also do not have a date, but I am going to say late 1930’s or earl 1940’s.  Thanks for looking and all comments are welcome …

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March 1, 2012 at 9:08 am

Sacred Heart Nursing School …

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This photo was taken on the steps of the old Sacred Heart Nursing School which is now owned by the accounting firm of Saltmarsh, Cleveland and Gunn.  That is about all for this one … not sure the date or any of the ladies in the photograph.  As usual, all comments are welcomed and appreciated.  Thanks for looking …

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March 1, 2012 at 8:43 am

Nurse with Newborn …

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This nurse and newborn were in the old Sacred Heart Hospital sometime back in the 1950’s.  I do not have any information about who the nurse or the baby were … the baby looks small, but clean and healthy.  If anyone recognizes the nurse, please let me hear from you.  Thanks for looking …

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December 15, 2011 at 1:48 pm

Cochise at Sacred Heart Hospital …

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Since is another of ” Cochise ” when he visited Pensacola many years ago.  Here he is at the old Sacred Heart Hospital with a group of nurses.  It looks as if these girls might have been collecting money for something … I think these are Golden Bear Ice Creme containers.  You have to admit one thing … Michael Ansara ” Cochise ” was sure a good sport!  He really seems to be enjoying himself in the photos that my father made of him.  If anyone remembers when he was here and met him, I would be interested in hearing what you have to say and I am sure there are a lot of others too.  I will post some other photos of him later.  Thanks for looking …

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August 10, 2011 at 8:26 pm

Nuns Out Front …

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This is my all time favorite photo ( or at least in a group of 10 or so ) only because I was born here in this hospital back in 1953.  I had posted this image up on the old site and I do not think I had that many comments on this image.  Now, granted, I do not get too many visitors to this site since I have never advertised it anywhere, however, I thought with how many people were born here over 50 years or so I would have had a few reminisce their memories.  And also with all of the nurses that had gone through nursing school at the hospital, I would have had a few mention their story, but no such luck.  Maybe this time I will get a few stories … Thanks

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July 31, 2011 at 12:05 pm

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