Florence Nightingale gained worldwide attention for her work as a nurse during the Crimean War. She was dubbed “The Lady with the Lamp” -making rounds at night to tend to injured soldiers. Early photographs of her are very rare because she was extremely reluctant to be photographed because she avoided personal publicity.The photo was discovered in an album of mid 19th century photographs and shows Florence sitting reading outside her family home two years after her return from the war. Injured Soldiers, Sitting Reading, Worldwide Attention, 19Th Century, Florence Nightingale, Nurs, Crimean Wars, Early Photographers, Century Photographers
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1858, Florence Nightingale, photo not discovered until 2006. Florence Nightingale, one of nursing’s most important figures, gained worldwide attention for her work as a nurse during the Crimean War. She was dubbed “The Lady with the Lamp” after her habit of making rounds at night to tend to injured soldiers. Early photographs of Florence Nightingale are very rare because she was extremely reluctant to be photographed, partly for religious reasons.
Florence Nightingale 1858 - As a child, she was my hero - as an adult, when I truly became aware of what she did and visited places she used as hospitals, I admire her even more.
Florence Nightingale (1830-1910) Florence (on left) and her sister Parthenope as children. Florence was named after the city of Florence, Italy; Parthe was named after Naples-- Parthenope is its Greek name. www3.hants.gov.uk... florence-nightingale-2.jpg (220×297)
The photo was taken in 1910. It’s the last photograph taken of Florence Nightingale. (It's rare: she was reluctant throughout her life to be photographed.) It shows 90 year old Florence in her bedroom at her home in London. The photo was taken by Lizzie Caswall Smith. On the back of the photo Smith wrote, “Taken just before she died, house near Park Lane. The only photograph I ever took out of studio. I shall never forget the experience.”
robfromamersfoort (33 months ago | reply) It is indeed shot in 1855 (or maybe 1854). This is Mrs Rogers, a nurse during the Crimean War (like Florence Nightingale). She was the wife of a soldier, and she was nursing, washing and cooking under severe circumstances.