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St. Luke's Hospital and students, Fargo, N.D.
St. Luke's Hospital and students, Fargo, N.D.
TitleSt. Luke's Hospital and students, Fargo, N.D.
Date of Originalbetween 1911-1913
CreatorErickson, Saron O.
DescriptionA group of twenty-one women standing or sitting on the front steps of St. Luke's Hosptial. They have white aprons on and little white hats.
General SubjectHealth & Medicine
Subject (LCTGM)Nurses
Group portraits
Organization NameSt. Luke's Hospital (Fargo, N.D.)
LocationFargo (N.D.)
Cass County (N.D.)
AddressFargo (N.D.) - 8th Avenue N.
Fargo (N.D.) - Broadway
Item NumberS4975.5135.13
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original31 x 36 cm.
Transcription"St. Luke's Hospital and students, 1911-13, x Petra Kranty (Soma) (Dr. Switunter's mother-in-law)"--Handwritten on back of photograph.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Photographer unknown.
Biography/HistoryOn February 25, 1908 St. Luke's Hospital opened on North Broadway at Eighth Avenue, Fargo, N.D. Sister Osa Oppendahl of the Deaconesses from the Norwegian Lutheran Church of Chicago was put in charge of the St. Luke's School of Nursing which was started in 1908. The first class graduated from the School of Nursing in 1910. The first School of Nursing residence, a two-story frame building consisting of 20 rooms plus a bathroom, laundry and full basement was built in 1913. In 1918, a new addition was completed on the east end of the building, doubling the hospital's size. In 1921, the Fargo Clinic opens its doors just north of the hospital.
Repository InstitutionCass County Historical Society
Repository CollectionCass County Historical Society Photography Collection 2070 (Institute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo)
Credit LineCass County Historical Society, Bonanzaville, West Fargo (S4975, 5135, Box 13)
Ordering Information,
(701) 282-2822
Cass County Historical Society
1351 West Main Ave.
West Fargo, ND 58078
GrantNHPRC SNAP Grant 2008-2009, NAR08-RC-10021-08
Digital IDdm122
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