1 portrait of Florence Nightingale
printed by Henry Lenthall, after William Edward Kilburn
albumen carte-de-visite, 1864-1877 (circa 1856)
3 3/8 in. x 2 1/8 in. (87 mm x 54 mm)
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Sitterback to top
- Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), Reformer of hospital nursing and of the Army Medical Services. Sitter associated with 36 portraits.
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This is a print of one of the earliest photographs of Florence Nightingale. It was taken at the time of her first professional engagement as Lady Superintendent of the Upper Harley Street Establishment for Gentlewomen during Illness. Her experience of the Soho cholera epidemic in August 1854 prepared her for the devastation caused by the disease in the Crimea. Her lowered gaze perhaps gives an indication of her social reserve and unease in front of the camera.
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- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (photographer's studio, 222 Regent Street, London)
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- Florence Nightingale 1820 - 1910 (17 May 2010 - 12 December 2010)