Florence Nightingale (1820-1910)

Florence Nightingale was an English nurse and the founder of trained nursing as a profession for women. In 1854, she organized a unit of 38 women nurses for service in the Crimean War. Nightingale's life was dedicated to the care of the sick and war wounded. In 1907 the king conferred on her the Order of Merit. She was the first woman ever to receive it. This photograph has been retouched by an artist using color.

Date:
1860 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Photographic Print
Item#:
MES19574
Height:
2798px
Width:
2027px
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