"147" printed in pencil on the back of the photograph.
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box 5
Unit Of Measure
Length 25.3 cm x Width 20.4 cm
There is a large tear on the right side of the picture.
Kingston Health Sciences Centre website, "KGH School of Nursing," (https://kingstonhsc.ca/kgh-school-nursing)
Pauline Swain was born in October 1932 and died in December 2004.
The first official graduating class of the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing was in 1888; the school was created in order to educate nurses as the demand for them increased, as well as providing a labour force to the hospital. When the first nurses graduated, they were given a certificate of completion, twenty five dollars, and a nursing medal. Over the years, nurses were sometimes given pins and/or rings or other memorabilia to commemorate their graduation from the school.