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    • Nurse fording a stream on horseback, 1930.

    • Nurse fording a stream on horseback, 1930.

    • Frontier Nursing Service, Inc.; Nurses; Horses; Horseback riding; People; Transportation; Streams

    • A woman in a cap, jacket, and riding boots pauses on a horse. She is likely Mary Breckinridge, founder of the Frontier Nursing Service. The horse wears a bridle and a saddle with a blanket. The scene is set in a stream with woods and a building in...
    • Nurse on horseback in the woods, 1930.

    • Nurse on horseback in the woods, 1930.

    • Frontier Nursing Service, Inc.; Nurses; Horses; Horseback riding; People; Transportation

    • A woman in a cap, jacket and riding boots pauses on a horse. She is likely Mary Breckinridge, founder of the Frontier Nursing Service. The horse wears a bridle and a saddle with a blanket. The scene is set at the edge of a woods near a stream. A...
    • Boys talking to nurse, 1930.

    • Boys talking to nurse, 1930.

    • Frontier Nursing Service, Inc.; Nurses; Log cabins; Dwellings; Buildings; People

    • In this winter scene two young boys talk to a nurse from the Frontier Nursing Service. The boys are standing on the porch of a log cabin and the nurse stands in front of the porch with one foot on the step. One boy is wearing overalls over a...
    • Nurse on horseback, 1933.

    • Nurse on horseback, 1933.

    • Frontier Nursing Service, Inc.; Nurses; Health care personnel

    • Nurse of Frontier Nursing Service on horseback, no identification, Kentucky. A woman in a suit jacket rides a horse across a stream in this chiaroscuro photograph with bare trees and gentle hills on the banks. A black circle is painted around the...
    • Nurse approaches family on porch, 1932.

    • Nurse approaches family on porch, 1932.

    • Frontier Nursing Service, Inc.; Nurses; Horses; Dwellings; Log cabins; Buildings; People; Transportation

    • A nurse from the Frontier Nursing Service approaches a group sitting on a porch. The nurse is holding the reins of a dark horse with a blaze on its muzzle. She's wearing a cap and jacket, riding pants and boots, and a dark tie. Another horse is...
    • Nurse visiting family at log cabin, 1932.

    • Nurse visiting family at log cabin, 1932.

    • Frontier Nursing Service, Inc.; Nurses; Dwellings; Log cabins; Horses; Buildings; People; Transportation

    • A nurse from the Frontier Nursing Service stands with her horse in front of a log cabin. A boy sits on the cabin steps and a girl stands next to them as a woman with an infant on her hip stands in the doorway. The nurse is smiling down at the boy....
    • Nurse visiting family inside cabin, 1932.

    • Nurse visiting family inside cabin, 1932.

    • Frontier Nursing Service, Inc.; Nurses; Families; Newspapers; People

    • A nurse from the Frontier Nursing Service stands next to the chair of a woman holding a baby in a blanket. Four small children sit on the wood floor and one older child leans against the wall. The nurse is wearing a cap, blouse, tie, jacket, and...
    • Nurse with mother of infant, 1932.

    • Nurse with mother of infant, 1932.

    • Frontier Nursing Service, Inc.; Nurses; Families; Newspapers; People

    • A nurse from the Frontier Nursing Service sits on a chair next to a mother holding an infant. The nurse wears a cap, long-sleeved blouse with a tie, pants, and an apron. The mother wears a v-neck sweater and a skirt and a bandana on her head....
    • Nurse greeted by crowd, 1932.

    • Nurse greeted by crowd, 1932.

    • Frontier Nursing Service, Inc.; Nurses; Horses; Dwellings; Infants; Log cabins; Buildings; People; Transportation

    • A nurse from the Frontier Nursing Service arrives on horseback at a two-story log cabin. She holds a barefooted infant on the saddle in front of her. A crowd of mostly women and children stand in a semi-circle around her. The photograph was taken...
    • Nurse by well, 1932.

    • Nurse by well, 1932.

    • Frontier Nursing Service, Inc.; Nurses; Families; Women; Girls; Horses; Wells; People; Transportation

    • A nurse from the Frontier Nursing Service talks with girls and a woman near a well. She is holding a brown horse by the reins. The horse wears a saddle. The nurse wears a cap and jacket with the initials FNS on the sleeve. She wears riding pants...
    • Nurses on horseback, 1931.

    • Nurses on horseback, 1931.

    • Frontier Nursing Service, Inc.; Nurses; Health care personnel

    • Three young women on horseback, Frontier Nursing Service, Kentucky. The horses and riders are posed abreast on a dirt road with hills to the right. Frontier Nursing Service was founded by Mary Breckinridge in Leslie County, Kentucky, in 1925. Its...
    • Mother and four children on horseback, 1931.

    • Mother and four children on horseback, 1931.

    • Frontier Nursing Service, Inc.; Nurses; Health care personnel; People

    • Mother and four small children on horseback, Frontier Nursing Service, Kentucky. They are posed for the photograph in front of a wood house. Light snow is on the roof and ground. The photograph has been touched up with paint. On back of image...
    • Nurse Mary B. Willeford, 1933.

    • Nurse Mary B. Willeford, 1933.

    • Frontier Nursing Service, Inc.; Nurses; Health care personnel; People

    • Nurse Mary B. Willeford, Frontier Nursing Service, visiting patients, a woman and two young boys on log cabin porch, Kentucky. Willeford wears a suit jacket, hat, and glasses and holds an attache bag. The woman is in the doorway and the boys are...
    • Nurse and girls on porch, 1931.

    • Nurse and girls on porch, 1931.

    • School children; Schools; Nurses; Frontier Nursing Service, Inc.; People

    • Girls and young women gather on a porch overlooking a green valley. A woman and two young children sit on one bench. A young woman with a scarf on her head and a tablet in her lap, sits on a chair. Everyone watches her as she speaks. She is...
    • Horse and rider crossing a stream, 1932.

    • Horse and rider crossing a stream, 1932.

    • Horses; People; Water; Nurses; Frontier Nursing Service, Inc.; Horseback riding; Transportation

    • A dark horse with a white mark on its forehead stands in water a couple of feet deep. The water appears to be a stream due to its depth and the view of land on one side with a branch extending out over the water. A rider sits on top of the horse,...
    • Meeting the nurse, Wendover, Kentucky, 1931.

    • Meeting the nurse, Wendover, Kentucky, 1931.

    • Nurses; Sick persons; Dwellings; Houses; Frontier Nursing Service, Inc.; People; Buildings

    • A community of people greet a nurse from the Frontier Nursing Service. The nurse is identifiable by the white scarf, dress, and shoes. The other women in the photo wear dresses in patterns and hats or bonnets. The nurse is holding an infant as are...
    • Nurse and boys, 1931.

    • Nurse and boys, 1931.

    • School children; Schools; Buildings; Nurses; Frontier Nursing Service, Inc.; People

    • Seven boys in overalls and short-sleeved shirts stand in a row facing a young woman in a dress. She is holding a book and may be a visiting nurse from the Frontier Nursing Service. They stand outside on a grassy hill in front of wood building. The...
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