New Exhibit: Pictures of Nursing

Pictures of Nursing from the Zwerdling Postcard Collection are now on display at the Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library.

Pictures of Nursing

Nurses and nursing have been the frequent subjects of postcards. Pictures of Nursing: The Zwerdling Postcard Collection examines how these postcard images are informed by cultural values; ideas about women, men, and work; and by attitudes toward class, race, and national differences. Pictures of Nursing presents a selection of historic postcards from NLM’s recently-acquired Zwerdling postcard collection, spanning a century of nursing imagery. Pictures of Nursing investigates the hold these images exert on the public imagination—then and now.

The online exhibition features a range of resources for educators and students including a higher education module developed by a scholar, working in the discipline, for undergraduate and graduate students and instructors.

For more information, please contact Carolyn M. Brown, Nursing Informationist, at carolyn [dot] m [dot] brown [at] emory [dot] edu.