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Florence Nightingale in the Crimean War...
Item # 669595
August 30, 1856
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Aug. 30, 1856
* Rare Florence Nightingale illustration
Close to half of the front page is taken up with a print captioned: "Miss Nightingale's Carriage at the Seat of War". Page 2 has an article with the same heading.
This is the famed Florence Nightingale, who came to prominence while serving as a manager and trainer of nurses during the Crimean War, in which she organized care for wounded soldiers. She gave nursing a favorable reputation and became an icon of Victorian culture, especially in the persona of "The Lady with the Lamp" making rounds of wounded soldiers at night.
This issue has a nice centerfold on the Crimean War: "Evacuation of the Crimea by the Allies...Balaclava".
Sixteen pages, great condition.
Category: Pre-Civil War