Thursday, November 10, 2016
"Nurses at tea," circa 1915-1920
This week I came across a new-to-me old photo on the Library of Congress website, one titled "Nurses at tea." Taken sometime between 1915 and 1920, this photograph shows the Metropolitan Hospital Training School for Nurses on Blackwell's Island (now Roosevelt Island) in New York City.
The images I find on the LOC website sometimes seem rather random. This one is part of the George Grantham Bain Collection and represents one of the country's earliest news picture agencies, which I guess must have been sort of like the Associated Press today.
Are any of you nurses? I'm not, but that was my declared major when I entered college many moons ago, so in another life and another place, this might have been me! (Just curious, did any of YOU end up doing something very different from what you had planned in life?)