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Wordless Wednesday: Lincoln School for Nurses, 1915

February 10th, 2009 by Ajuan Mance

(Source: The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)

Posted by Ajuan Mance


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18 Responses

  1. Bridget

    What a cool photo, I love old pictures! Happy WW!

  2. Ordinary and Awesome

    Beautiful and moving photo.

    Happy WW and thanks for stopping by mine.

  3. Sukhmandir Kaur

    I love these old Black and White photos ;)
    Happy WW

  4. Marites

    Impressive! Imagine having that picture restored until now. Reallyl like the black and white color.

  5. Daddy Forever

    Interesting peek back into time. Glad they don’t have segregation anymore.

  6. Dee

    My mom was a nurse and even though this was a much older picture. HEr graduating class looked very similar

  7. Mojo

    Too bad this one’s wordless… I’m betting there’s a great story behind it.

  8. DNLee

    They look lovely in their white uniforms.
    Also, I have my GW Carver post up – posted yesterday

  9. Urban Thought

    Pioneering sisters. Gotta love it.

    Happy WW

  10. Tricia

    Your photos always make me wish I could travel back in time and meet the people in them.

  11. elijahssong

    I LOVE old pictures…I always wish I could find out the story behind each person there…

  12. Stan

    Your pictures have made me realize there was a whole parallel universe operating along racial lines, and largely unknown by the dominant white society.

  13. Louise

    What a great image! I know there must be a lot of stories behind it and I hope it doesn’t come off the wrong way, but I simply love vintage b/w pics!

  14. Tink *~*~*

    This is a WONDERFUL blog – and I especially appreciate and enjoy the antique photos and your captions on them. Thank you and well done!

    Tink *~*~*
    NEW at My Mobile Adventures *~*~* : Which Way Do You Look?

  15. Clnmike

    A very regal pic, is this school still around?

  16. Ajuan Mance

    Thanks to everyone for dropping in! I’m so glad you enjoyed the photo. If I understand correctly, Lincoln School for Nurses was affiliated with Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx, New York. The school was accredited by the New York State Board of Regents. While the school no longer exists, Lincoln Hospital still exists today. It is still located in the Bronx, too.

  17. Ilunga Bediako-Kisangane

    One of the women seated is Nella Larsen who would go on to fame & fortune as a writer during the Harlem Renaissance.

  18. Shirley

    My Mom graduated from of this school in 1957. Every year they have a class reunion – it is a very moving experience for me.

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