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Edith Hyde DiSandro photographs

MC 17

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Summary Information

University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
Edith Hyde DiSandro photographs
Date [inclusive]:
Call Number:
MC 17
0.4 Linear feet (1 box)
Graphic materials: [Box]
These photographs were taken while DiSandro was in nursing school at Episcopal Hospital in Philadelphia. Included are exterior views of the Episcopal grounds; interior views of an operating room, chapel, and nurses residence (completed in 1900); group portraits of nurses and residents; and a formal portrait of DiSandro. Also included are some random photographs of group activities.
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Edith Hyde DiSandro photographs, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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DiSandro, born in 1902, studied nursing at the Hospital of the Protestant Episcopal Church in Philadelphia (Episcopal Hospital) from 1924 to 1927. This hospital was founded in 1851 and its nursing school was started in 1888.

Arrangement note

This collection of 29 images has been arranged into one series with photographs grouped under several general categories: individual and/or groups portraits and buildings in interior and/or exterior settings.

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Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Center staff

Access Restrictions

This collection is unrestricted.

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Copyright restrictions may apply. Please contact the Center with requests for copying and for authorization to publish, quote or reproduce the material.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Episcopal Hospital School of Nursing.
  • Photographs
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Personal Name(s)
  • DiSandro, Edith Hyde, 1924-1927
  • Nursing schools.
  • Nursing students

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Collection Inventory




Photograph 1 - Nurse on rooftop.


Photograph 2 - Portrait of Edith Hyde DiSandro.

Photograph 3 - Man with bunsen burner in hospital chemistry lab.

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Photograph 4 - Four nurses baring their stockinged legs (campy gag shot).

Photograph 5 - Five nurses in surgical garb standing in humorous pose.

Photograph 6 - Five nurses in surgical garb casually seated.

Photograph 7 - Seated nurses resting on roof top.

Photograph 8 - Five nurses posing on a sunny bricked driveway.

Photograph 9 - Five nurses standing in a row in driveway.

Photograph 10 - Five nurses posing in the sun.

Photograph 11 - Two smiling nurses standing.

Photograph 12 - Class picture of twelve nurses standing in a line behind Directress (?) of Nurses.

Photograph 13 - Class picture of twelve nurses seated with the Directress (?).

Photograph 14 - Graduation picture of seventeen nurses with Directress (?) on steps.

Photograph 15 - Graduation picture of seventeen nurses standing behind the Directress (?).

Photograph 16 - Class picture of forty seven nurses standing in two rows on walkway.

Photograph 17 - Class picture of forty six in four rows on walkway.

Photograph 18 - Nineteen woman at doorway in hats and coats.

Photograph 19 - Group of seven men walking on hospital grounds.

Photograph 20 - Fifteen men (either interns or residents) standing on steps at doorway.

Photograph 21 - Fifteen men (residents or interns) standing in a row on driveway.


Photograph 22 - Four nurses seated in parlor (of nurses' residence?).

Photograph 23 - Five health care workers performing or assisting with surgery.

Photograph 24 - Surgeon with assisting nurse during surgery (administering anesthesia?).

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Photograph 25 - View of hospital along driveway.

Photograph 26 - View of hospital buildings and landscaping.

Photograph 27 - Front view of a building, probably nurses' residence.


Photograph 28 - View of the chapel with wheel-chaired patients in the aisle.

Photograph 29 - Operating room.

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