Mary Nigl and two nursing students

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Collection Mary Nigl
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Description Gelatin dry plate of Mary Nigl and two nursing students leaning an operating table. Contact print on file.
Year Range from 1914
Film Size 4" x 5"
Year range to 1914
Medium Glass/Photographic Emulsion
Neg # 22550
Notes Image depicts Mary Nigl (left) and two unidentified women in nurses dresses, leaning on an operating table.
Mary A. Nigl was born February 6, 1891, the daughter of Joseph Nigl and Mary Seibold Nigl. Her parents owned and operated Nigl's Grocery on the corner of 9th and Ohio. She graduated from St. Joseph's Hospital Training School in Milwaukee on September 4, 1914. She served as a nurse during World War I and was stationed in France from June 1918 to April 1919 at Evacuation Hospital #20. She worked in Kaukauna as a nurse in the 1930's. She then took over the family grocery and tavern, and operated it until she retired. She never married, but raised her sister Lena's son, William Schmidt, after her sister died. In 1974 she retired and lived at the Wisconsin Veteran's Home in King, WI from April 1974 until her death on Jan. 1, 1992.
Object ID P2003.1.12
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
People Nigl, Mary A.
Place Milwaukee, WI
Print size 4" x 5"
Subjects Group portraits
Title Mary Nigl and two nursing students
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