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The Nurses: 1925

The Nurses: 1925

Washington circa 1925. "Homeopathic Hospital." Which seems to have been at the corner of Second and N. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.



The girl elected to play the patient doesn't look too confident in her fellow students. She's glancing all kinds of askance at the girl with the funnel and tube - can't imagine why!

Holy clown shoes!

The chickadee on the right must have some long toes, or they ran out of 7's in the supply closet.

What is it?

Anyone have any idea what the piece of furniture just to the left of the foot of the bed is used for?

[It's a chair, often used for sitting. - Dave]


Not a bad nurse-to-patient ratio!

THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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