Get to Know the Life and Works of Florence Nightingale - The Lady with the Lamp.
The photo was taken in 1910. It’s the last photograph taken of Florence Nightingale. (It's rare: she was reluctant throughout her life to be photographed.) It shows 90 year old Florence in her bedroom at her home in London. The photo was taken by Lizzie Caswall Smith. On the back of the photo Smith wrote, “Taken just before she died, house near Park Lane. The only photograph I ever took out of studio. I shall never forget the experience.”
A doctor, nursing sister, and nurse attend to babies in the St. Paul Hospital nursery. The nursing sister is wearing the distinctive "cornette" headpiece that the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul wore until September 20, 1964. Date 1964