Special Collections and University Archives, Library of the Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago - Nurses: Beyond the 4x6 Image (Chicago Open Archives)

  • 03 Oct 2017
  • 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Room 320, 1750 W. Polk St. Chicago, IL 60612

Join us to hear a talk by Dr. Brigid Lusk, a nurse historian and Director of UIC's Midwest Nursing History Research Center, about the NLM traveling exhibit Pictures of Nursing: The Zwerdling Postcard Collection, which will be on display at the Special Collections and University Archives at the Library of Health Sciences from September 18 through October 6.  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.

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