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Free to Use and Reuse: Nurses and Nursing

Women and men have long provided nursing services by caring for the sick and wounded at home and during wars and international relief efforts. The pictures in this set focus on the mid-1800s to mid-1900s, including portraits of such famous figures as Florence Nightingale and Clara Barton as well as women like Susie King Taylor who are gaining recognition for their courageous stories. The emphasis on nurses during the Civil War and in the American Red Cross represents significant nursing concentrations at the Library of Congress. Unless otherwise noted, the selected images are from the Prints & Photographs Division.

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