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Toys and Games ➔ Portrait Doll, Florence Nightingale

Identifier:
1995.46.9
Description:
Figure is standing with hands in front holding, in the right hand, a lantern with a beige body and plastic spout. The face is pinkish flesh toned, with brown hair, grey eyes, and red lips. The figure wears a white hat, dark blue cloak, and a grey dress with lace on the sleeves and collar and blue and white trim near the hem, on the sleeves, and coming down over the shoulders to the waist. Pink slip with white lace around the bottom; white undergarments. Brown leather shoes attached to the plywood base with nails.;Dolls were used by the B'nai B'rith Women, Grand Rapids Chapter, as part of the national B'nai B'rith Women's 'Dolls for Democracy' program, to educate local school and community groups about the worth and dignity of every human being and every individual's right to full and equal opportunity to develop to full potential. The accompanying file includes general information on the program and biographies on each doll made. (26 dolls in all);Florence Nightingale, (12 May 1820 - 13 August 1910) was an English nurse, writer and statistician. She came to prominence during the Crimean War for her pioneering work in nursing, and was dubbed "The Lady with the Lamp" after her habit of making rounds at night to tend injured soldiers. Nightingale laid the foundation of professional nursing with the establishment, in 1860, of her nursing school at St Thomas' Hospital in London, the first secular nursing school in the world. The Nightingale Pledge taken by new nurses was named in her honour, and the annual International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world on her birthday.;1) 'Entirely Hand Made/BY/Cecil Weeks/INDEPENDENCE, MO.'.;'Florence Nightingale'. |
Date:
circa 1965
Materials:
Composition, Plywood, Leather, Fabric, Paint, Rubber, Lace, Plastic
Dimensions:
10.25" h 3" w 3" d
Current Location Status:
Education Program
Source:
Gift Of Grand Rapids Chapter B'nai B'rith Women
Links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Nightingale
Exhibit/Program
NURSING: A Dynamic Profession (April 30 – May 29 2016)
As a tribute to nurses throughout West Michigan and around the globe, this exhibit celebrates this dynamic profession through artifacts from the GRPM’s Collections and our community partners. From nursing on the battlefield to the ICU, these past and present-day objects connect us to the profound impact nurses have had and continue to have on our lives.

With the health reform of the late 19th century, transforming hospitals from charitable hospices to therapeutic institutions, came a dependance on trained nurses. Nursing quickly became the largest workforce in the healthcare system and continue to be so today.
Nursing is a lifelong pursuit that requires great commitment to patient care and professionalism. Medical science is constantly evolving, thus the nursing profession is constantly changing and nurses must continue to train in new skills and technologies throughout their careers.The GRPM thanks nurses for all they do!

Makers/Donors
Weeks, Cecil

Bnai Brith Women
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