Newly discovered photos of Florence Nightingale

Thursday 2 May 2013

Florence Nightingale Museum

From 8-17 May, the Florence Nightingale Museum at St Thomas’ Hospital is delighted to display two never before seen photographs of the historic nurse.

The two miniature photographs are informal snapshots taken in her old age. The highly personal photographs may have been taken by Nightingale’s lady companion, Fanny Gibbs, and remained in her possession after Nightingale’s death. Fanny lived with Florence Nightingale at her now-demolished home in South Street, London in the last few years of Nightingale’s life.

Natasha McEnroe, Director of the Florence Nightingale Museum said: “We are thrilled to display these photographs for all our visitors to enjoy. They are a powerful portrayal of both the warmth and the strength of character possessed by this remarkable woman.”

For more information visit the Florence Nightingale website.

Last updated: May 2013

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