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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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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.

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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!

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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