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Nurses Graduating Class Hamilton General Hospital - June 5, 1946 [graduation photograph]

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Dates
1946
circa 1946
Category
Archival Items
Nursing
Classification
Archival, Images
Archival, Photograph
Nursing
Accession Number
010051003
Description
Wood framed rectangular monochromatic panoramic graduation photograph of Hamilton General Hospital Nurses Training School Class of 1946; photograph depicts 93 graduating nursing students in white uniforms arranged in three rows and holding large bouquets of roses; three older nurses in white unifor…
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Accession Number
010051003
Category
Archival Items
Nursing
Classification
Archival, Images
Archival, Photograph
Nursing
MeSH Heading
Archival
Schools, Nursing
Schools, Nursing -- pictorial works
Nurses
Nurses -- portraits
Description
Wood framed rectangular monochromatic panoramic graduation photograph of Hamilton General Hospital Nurses Training School Class of 1946; photograph depicts 93 graduating nursing students in white uniforms arranged in three rows and holding large bouquets of roses; three older nurses in white uniforms and two men in black suits seated in centre of first row; nurses are standing on grass lawn beside a large building; photograph information and studio written across bottom of photograph in white ink; clear glass glaze at front and moulded wooden frame painted black; thin brown paper attached and covered with clear packing tape covers thick brown cardboard backing secured with grey metal brad nails; grey metal mounting wire stretched horizontally across back and attached with grey metal eye screws.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donor is son of original owner: Verna Mae Sproule (1 May 1922 – 2003), Hamilton General Hospital Training School Class 1946. Miss Sproule worked at Kingston General Hospital as scrub nurse for Dr. Bingham.
Maker
Cunningham Studio
Site Made (City)
Hamilton
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1946
circa 1946
Date Remarks
Year of graduating class; date appears on front of photograph
Material
paper: white, black, brown, tan
ink: white
glass: clear
wood: brown
paint: black
plastic: clear
metal: grey
Inscriptions
On front in white ink: NURSES GRADUATING CLASS - JUNE 5, 1946 // HAMILTON GENERAL HOSPITAL // Cunningham // Studio”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-6
Length
77.9 cm
Width
19.2 cm
Depth
1.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 77.9 cm X Width 19.2 cm X Depth 1.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor scratching and chipping of paint all over frame; minor separation of frame pieces at bottom proper right corner; backing paper covered in clear adhesive packing tape, possibly a previous repair to reattach backing paper; minor separation of adhesive packing tape on short ends of frame back; minor adhesive residue on proper left side of glass glaze.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Documents
Website
Reference Comments
Donor file
“Hamilton General Hospital.” History of Health Care in Hamilton, McMaster University, 2020.
Research Facts
This is a graduation photograph of the Hamilton General Hospital Training School Class of 1946. Verna Mae Sproule (1 May 1922 – 2003), the mother of the artifact donor, was a member of the graduating class; Sproule also briefly worked at Kingston General Hospital as a scrub nurse for Dr. Bingham.
The Hamilton General Hospital training school for nurses was an apprenticeship style program that began in 1890; the program was initially two years, but was expanded to a three-year program led by the head nurse and physicians; it involved formal instruction and on the job training; the Hamilton General Hospital School of Nursing discontinued in 1973 when Mohawk College took over the program.
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