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Visiting Nurse Association of Boston photographs

MC 108

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
Creator:
Visiting Nurse Association of Boston.
Title:
Visiting Nurse Association of Boston photographs
Date:
1900-1960s
Call Number:
MC 108
Extent:
0.6 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
This collection of photographs documents the activities of the Visiting Nurse Association of Boston in the first half of the 20th century. Images include scenes of patients, nurses, demonstrations, and home health care.
Cite as:
Visiting Nurse Association of Boston photographs, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Administrative Information

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, updated by Bethany Myers

Access Restrictions

This collection is unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Casey Cuthbert-Allman, 1989.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Visiting Nurse Association of Boston.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Photographs
Geographic Name(s)
  • Boston (Mass.)
Occupation(s)
  • Public health nursing
Subject(s)
  • Community health nursing
  • Visiting nurses

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Collection Inventory

Series 1.  Photographs, 1900-1960s.

Nurses at home visits, 1900-1915.

Box Photo

A lesson in the care of baby, from the 1915 Annual Report, circa 1900.

1 1

Health staff nurses at work, circa 1900.

1 2

Patient being treated on rooftop for tuberculosis, from 1905 Annual Report.

1 3

A patient being treated on rooftop for tuberculosis, from 1905 Annual Report.

1 3

Two visiting nurses tending children, from 1908 Annual Report.

1 4

Factory nurse inspecting two female employees n a small room in the factory, from the 1908 Annual Report.

1 5

Nurse attending mother while little girl watches, circa 1909.

1 6

Two visiting nurses and man coming down tenant's stairs, before 1912.

1 7

Visiting nurse cooking for a family, before 1912.

1 8

Visiting nurse with family, before 1912.

1 9

Visiting nurse washing girl's hair while old woman watches, before 1912.

1 10

Visiting nurse combing woman's hair, before 1912.

1 11

Nurse administering oxygen to small child with pneumonia, from the 1908 Annual Report.

1 12

Visiting nurse at woman's bedside, before 1912.

1 13

Visiting nurse tending man, before 1912.

1 14

Individual Portraits, 1900-1915.

Box Photo

Mrs. Robert De Normandue, Vice President of IDNA, Board member of VNA of Boston, circa 1900.

1 15

Mrs. Robert De Normandue, Vice President of IDNA, Board member of VNA of Boston, circa 1900.

1 15a

Mrs. Robert De Normandue, Vice President of IDNA, Board member of VNA of Boston, circa 1900.

1 15b

Mrs. Ernest Amory Codman, President of INWA, Board member of VNA of Boston, circa 1900.

1 16

Miss Gertrude W. Peabody, Vice President of CHA, circa 1900.

1 17

Miss Katharin Tackers, Director of Philadelphia Visiting Nurse Society, undated.

1 18

Dr. Alice Hamilton of Harvard Medical School, circa 1900.

1 19

Miss Summerville, circa 1900.

1 20

Community, 1900-1915.

Box Photo

Child's funeral hearse of the type seen in New England up to 1920.

1 21

Nurses at home visits, 1915-1935.

Box Photo

Miss Deramy, chief of staff 1921-1922, diapering a small boy, circa 1918-1920.

1 22

Visiting nurse bathing hand of elderly woman in traction, circa 191?.

1 23

Visiting nurse treating boy's back, circa 1920s.

1 24

Visiting nurse treating a woman with cancer of the mistep, December 1920.

1 25

Visiting nurse attending sick mother while son looks on, circa 1920.

1 26

Visiting nurse with mother and seven children, circa 1920s.

1 27

Visiting nurse, Edna Palmer, with bedridden woman, circa 1920s.

1 28

Visiting nurse, Gertrude Morton, with mother and child, circa 1920s.

1 29

Nurse inspecting back and buttocks of small child, circa 1920s.

1 30

Visiting nurse with mother and newborn, circa 1920s.

1 31

Visiting nurse, Rose Heepler, going over with young boy how to care for his sick mother and little sister, circa 1920s.

1 32

Visiting nurse checking a young boy who just returned home after a masoid operation, circa 1922.

1 33

Visiting nurse checking a young boy who just returned home after a masoid operation, circa 1922.

1 33a

Visiting nurse, Margret Breslin, taking woman's blood pressure, circa 1924.

1 34

Nurse, Margret Breslin treating a leg injury in the District Office, circa 1925.

1 35

Nurse with sick child and mother, circa 1925.

1 36

Visiting nurse, Edith Johnson, taking pulse of elderly man, from the 1925 Annual Report.

1 37

Visiting nurse demonstrates to mother care of baby born at home, circa 1920s.

1 38

Visiting nurse watching mother care for her newborn, from the 1925 Annual Report.

1 39

Nurse checking stomachs of two girls, from the 1925 Annual Report.

1 40

Visiting nurse, Fentrude R. Post of the Roxburg District, with three children, bringing shoes to Peter De Legoniator for repair per arrangement between him and the CHA.

1 41

Nurse bathing two babies, circa 1930s.

1 42

Visiting nurse with a chronically ill patient, circa 1930s.

1 43

Visiting nurse, Helen Kiley, with children Janet Foley and Jospeh Moors, victims of the infant parlysis epidemic, Janet is learning to massage her own legs, circa 1930-1935.

1 44

Individual Portraits, 1915-1935.

Box Photo

Miss Rachel Warner, Secretary of the Junior League and then Secretary of the Auxiliary Committee, circa 1920s.

1 45

Mrs. James Laurence, Jr. Board member of the VNA of Boston, circa 1920s.

1 46

Mrs. Sayer, Assistant Supervisor, circa 1920-1930.

1 47

Mrs. L. Cushing Goodhue of Beacon Street, member of the Fund-raising Committee of CHA, circa 1920-1930.

1 48

Miss Saura S. Draper, Assistant Director of the CHA, circa 1920s.

1 49

Miss Grace O'Bryan, Associate Director, undated.

1 50

Administrative, 1915-1935.

Box Photo

Meeting of Woman, circa 1925-1935.

1 51

Community, 1915-1935.

Box Photo

Bedridden Patient, undated.

2 52

Group of children, reading outside, undated.

2 53

Mother holding baby, circa 1925-1935.

2 54

Elderly woman, undated.

2 55

Three children sitting outside in hats and coats, circa 1930s.

2 56

Little boy in rags, circa 1925-1935.

2 57

Little boy and girl, circa 1925-1935.

2 58

Little girl, circa 1925-1935.

2 59

Photos of the visiting nurses, circa 1915-1935.

Box Photo

Visiting nurse with black bag, after 1912.

2 60

Visiting nurse Edith Johnson, circa 1920s.

2 61

Formal Group photo of nurse at the office, circa 1920s.

2 62

Group photo of nurses in the snow, circa 1920s.

2 63

Visiting nurse with black bag, circa 1923.

2 64

Groups of Visiting nurses, undated.

2 65

Classes for the community, circa 1915-1935.

Box Photo

Nurse teaching class in nutrition and child care, circa 1920s.

2 66

Mothers and children at the VNA of Boston for child care class, circa 1925-1935.

2 67

Nurses demonstrating weighing baby to mothers, circa 1920s.

2 68

Nurse, Gertrude Post, teaching a class for expectant mothers in proper clothing and care of mother and child, from the 1925 Annual Report.

2 69

A graduate of the first special training program to volunteers, demonstrates to members of the Mother's Club of Charleston, what she has learned about prenatal low cost foods. Left to right: Mrs. Anna Sheridan, Mrs. Catherine Driscoll, Mrs. Marie Tobin, and Mrs. Margaret De Fasco, circa 1930s.

2 70

Nurses at home visits, 1940s.

Box Photo

Nurse Marjorie Michelson caring for child in respirator, circa 1940s.

2 71

Visiting nurse demonstrating to older woman how to walk with cane, circa 1940s.

2 72

Nurse administering to child in a wheelchair, circa 1940.

2 73

Visiting nurse gives instruction to mother on the care of her sick child, circa 1940s.

2 74

Nurse applying surgical dressing to a bad burn on child's arm, circa 1940.

2 75

Visiting nurse and woman in kitchen, mixing something in test tubes, circa 1940.

2 76

Visiting nurse administers to young girl while mother watches, February 19, 1948.

2 77

Administrative, 1940s.

Box Photo

Marilyn Barley, Supervisor, and Staff, circa 1940s.

2 78

Community, 1940s.

Box Photo

Mother with two children, circa 1940s.

2 79

Classes for community, 1940s.

Box Photo

Mrs. Grace Stove, Nutritionist, going over pre-natal nutrition with the Isttecahima Mother's Club, February 1, 1948.

2 80

Nurse demonstrating proper clothing to expectant mothers, circa 1940s.

2 81

Nurses on home visits, 1950s.

Box Photo

Visiting nurse demonstrates giving a shot to a doll while young girl watches, circa 1950s.

2 82

Visiting nurse, K. Taylor, applies surgical dressing to the leg ulcer of an elderly woman, circa 1950s.

2 83

Visiting nurse, K. Taylor, applies surgical dressing to the leg ulcer of an elderly woman, circa 1950s.

2 83a

Visiting nurse helping an elderly man walk with cruches, circa 1950s.

2 84

Visiting nurse helping an elderly man walk with cruches, circa 1950s.

2 84a

Unidentified visiting nurse walking through a neighborhood, circa 1950s.

2 85

Visiting nurse, Miss Schaefer, bandages arm of an 82-year old man, May 1956.

2 86

Visiting nurse takes the blood pressure of a woman expecting her second child while the first child watches, May 1956.

2 87

Visiting Nurse Waite makes a health and development check of a one-year old child, May 1956.

2 88

Administrative, 1950s.

Box Photo

Auxilary Committee raising money for CHA, left to right: Miss Virginia Gardner, Miss Rachel Warner, Mrs. Roger Converse, Mrs. Edward H. Warren, and Miss Francis Sardiner, circa 1950s.

2 89

Nurses on home visits, 1960s.

Box Photo

Visiting nurse with four children, circa 1960s.

2 90

Nurse with newborn baby and mother, circa 1960s.

2 91

Nurse riding her bicycle through a neighborhood, circa 1960s.

2 92

Nurse on her bicycle, circa 1960s.

2 93

Nurse with her bicycle, circa 1960s.

2 94

Nurse with an elderly couple, 1968.

2 95

Individual portraits, 1960s.

Box Photo

Penelope Hope with Mr. and Mrs. Rathbone, grandson of Willian Rathbone, founder of PHN in England, circa 1968.

2 96

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Series 2.  Slides.

Box
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