National Library of Medicine Traveling Exhibit - The Zwerdling Postcard Collection: Pictures of Nursing

The National Library of Medicine produced Pictures of Nursing: The Zwerdling Postcard Collection, guest curated by historian and educator Julia Hallam, PhD (University of Liverpool). The traveling exhibition and companion website present a selection of postcards that span a century of images of nursing and nurses and investigates the hold these images exert on the public imagination—then and now. The nursing imagery is informed by cultural values; ideas about women, men, and work; and by attitudes toward class, race, and national differences.

Pictures of Nursing includes an education component with a K-12 lesson plans and two university modules. A digital gallery features a curated selection of fully digitized items from the historical collections of the NLM, which are also available in their entirety in NLM Digital Collections.

The National Library of Medicine produced this exhibition and companion website. 

Thursday, November 30

More dates through December 23, 2023

Webster University Library 101 Edgar Road, Saint Louis, MO 63119






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