March is Women’s History Month in the United States, and few professions have historically been as closely associated with women as nursing. The photo above shows the principal and the 1938 graduating class of the Montefiore Hospital School of Nursing, now called the Montefiore School of Nursing. The school is based in Mount Vernon, New York, which is an inner suburb of New York City, just north of the Bronx. The school is part of the Montefiore Medical Center, which is the teaching and research hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Each woman is identified at the bottom of the photo by first initial and last name. I cropped the names from the image above, but I captioned the detail images below with each woman’s name, beginning with the back row and moving from left to right:
Here’s to nurses!