Nursing school graduations

Sunday, July 1, 1906

In 1905 the hospital's School of Nursing graduated 15 nurses with 14 more graduating in 1906.

By the turn of the century, nursing school graduations weren’t complete without a graduation photo.  The hospital’s photographer of choice for years was H. Henderson. However, this photo was taken by Henderson’s rival, C.H. Boyes, in the photographer’s studio when 3 students from the class of 1905 and 3 from 1906 pooled their resources. Dressed in uniform, the young women are captured in a fanciful but decidedly ‘unprofessional’ pose, a testament to the strong friendships that were forged among nursing students, living and working together.