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Nurses At Sacred Heart Hospital In The 1940’s …

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Nurses By Flag_RTP _ SFW

Staying in the 1940’s, I scanned some prints that my father had made at the old Sacred Heart Hospital.  The three that I am posting are ones that I just scanned in the past several days … mostly because they did not require too much Photoshop work to get ready to put up on this site.  This first one has always been interesting to me and for some reason or another I have just never gotten around to scan it.  The next is a group of nurses on the steps out front of the hospital …


Nurses Out Front of Hospital   _ RTP _ SFW

Note all of the ivy on the walls out front of the hospital and also notice the round globe lights … I do not think that I have seen these before, maybe I have but I just do not recall at the moment.  The last one is of the nurses in the nursery with a newborn …


Nurses in Nursery _ RTP _ SFW

Notice the ” S C ” on the nurses pocket that stands for ” Sister’s of Charity “, the order that ran the hospital.  I wish I had more information to share with you about these images, but maybe someone out there might recognize some of the nurses in these photos and know something to share with us.  I will say that these images from the 1940’s and earlier are all prints that I scan … that accounts for the color of the images, which I think is interesting.  I could take the color out in Photoshop, but for some reason I like the color and tone of the images.  I will not necessarily that they have aged this color as much as I believe some where printed on a ” warm ” tone paper.  The images that are more black and white might have been printed on a ” cold ” tone paper.  Thanks for looking and if you know anything about any of these images, please feel free to comment.  Thanks for looking … Frank

Nurses Out Front Of Sacred Heart Hospital 1940’s …

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Two Nurses Out Front_RTP_16 April 14  SFW

These two nurses are standing out front on the lawn of the old Sacred Heart Hospital …in the background  to the left you see the base of the marble stairs.  As usual, I have no clue who these young ladies are.  I have had this photo lying around for years and have just never posted it for some unknown reason.  If anyone has a clue who these nurses are, please feel free to share it with us.  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

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

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November 3, 2013 at 3:53 pm

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