Street view of the B Building at The Swedish Hospital in Minneapolis. The photograph was taken from the present corner of Eighth Street and Tenth Avenue. Modern Elliot Park is still Elliot Farm. The barb wire fence at the edge of the farm's pasture is visible in the photograph.
The interns' dining room at The Swedish Hospital in Minneapolis. A serving girl is posed behind one of the chairs. There is a silver bell at the head of the table to allow the diners to ring for service during the meal. The profusion of candles on the sideboard indicates that the interns were not frequently allowed to use the gas chandelier hanging above the table.
The medical and nursing staff of The Swedish Hospital in Minneapolis are posed in front of their horse drawn ambulance. The nurses on each end wearing striped blouses are nursing students. It was common during this era for nursing students to supply the bulk of nursing care in hospitals.
Formal front entrance to the nurses' dormitory at The Swedish Hospital, Minneapolis. In the early twentieth century, nursing students lived on the hospital grounds. The parlor seen in the photograph would have been reserved for leisure time and entertaining special guests.
Nurse Amanda Porter (left) is receiving instructions from The Swedish Hospital School of Nursing superintendent Ida C.L. Isaacson (right). The lush furnishings of the superintendent's office in addition to her non-nursing uniform wardrobe indicate the power of her position at the School.
Nurses Eleanor Fundberg (standing) and Signe Lindstrom (sitting), both members of The Swedish Hospital School of Nursing class of 1902, are delivering medicines to patients at The Swedish Hospital on floor 3A.
An operation at The Swedish Hospital in Minneapolis during the early twentieth century. The nurse at the head of the patient, The Swedish Hospital School of Nursing class of 1902 graduate Elsie Nelson, is administering anesthesia.
Combination formal dining room and front parlor located in one of the dormitories at The Swedish Hospital School of Nursing in Minneapolis. Several student nurses are gathered around the piano for entertainment prior to the beginning of the meal.
The reception room in the B Building of The Swedish Hospital in Minneapolis. Friends and family of hospital patients would have waited here to meet with physicians and medical staff. The marble table, fresh flowers in the crystal vase and carved furnishings are elegant features of the room.
Cashbook that includes credit and debits of the Concordia Society related to its activities. Written in Swedish. The Concordia Society was a benevolent women's society organized October 17, 1901, at the Swedish Hospital of Minneapolis. The Concordia Society was primarily dedicated to providing free beds and other services to persons in need of medical care. These documents are in Swedish, the official language of the hospital in its early years. The Swedish Hospital was run by and for Swedish immigrants.