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A postcard reproduction of The Mission of Mercy: Florence Nightingale receiving the Wounded at Scutari, early 20th century
National Library of Medicine
Topic:Famous Nurses , Military Nursing
Creator:Jerry Barrett (1814–1906)
Publisher:Scottish Branch of the British Red Cross
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[Stamp area] Inland, 1/2d. Stamp. Foreign. 1d.
The address only to be written here
The reproduction on the other side is from a picture at the Headquarters of the Scottish Branch of the British Red Cross Society in Glasgow, and depicts Florence Nightingale receiving the sick and wounded at the Barracks Hospital in Scutari after the Battle of Inkermann in 1854. The Bosphorous and Stamboul are seen in the distance. The figure of Florence Nightingale is the one immediately beneath the window.
The Care of the Wounded. This Post Card is published by the Scottish Branch of the British Red Cross Society, and the profits from the sales devoted entirely to the Funds.