The National Library of Medicine’s Pictures of Nursing: The Zwerdling Postcard Collection traveling exhibit is on display in Special Collections and University Archives at the Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago through October 6, 2017.
Pictures of Nursing depicts the history of nursing through multiple lenses and a variety of visual styles, investigating the hold these images exert on the public imagination—then and now. These images of nurses and nursing are informed by cultural values; ideas about women, men, and work; and attitudes toward class, race and national differences. By documenting the relationship of nursing to significant forces in 20th-century life, such as war and disease, these postcards reveal how nursing was seen during those times.
On October 3, 2017 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. UIC Midwest Nursing History Research Center Director and nurse historian Dr. Brigid Lusk will give a talk on the Pictures of Nursing exhibit entitled, Nurses: Beyond the 4×6 Image, as part of Chicago Open Archives 2017.
Special Collections and University Archives
Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago
University of Illinois at Chicago
1750 West Polk St., 3rd Fl.
Chicago, IL 60612
For more information, contact Special Collections and University Archives at (312) 996-8977.