Collection Facts

22 items
Dates of Original: 
1940 - 1949
NYH Topic Area(s):

Historical Context

Mostly formal and often posed, these black and white images offer a taste of hospital life during that decade. It was hospital business as usual, with the addition of new wartime measures. Day-to-day scenes such as a doctor reviewing x-ray films with a Dictaphone, and nurses assisting a patient in an oxygen tent are juxtaposed with the then-familiar sight of an Air Raid Warden's Post furnished with fire-fighting equipment.

Scope of Collection

The collection consists of black and white photographs from the 1940s. There are several class photographs from the School of Nursing, as well as photographs depicting medical machinery and its use.