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Nurses: On the Go

What do we see when we look closely?

Examine this horse drawn carriage designed to transport Florence Nightingale around the battlefields of the Crimea and used as a light ambulance.
Roll over different areas of the postcard to discover answers to the questions below.

    • Q1Can you find the gothic windows of what is probably a church?
    • A1With the carriage situated in front of a church, the image seems to be emphasizing Nightingale's religious connections.
    • Q2Can you see if this is a fancy or basic carriage?
    • A2In spite of Nightingale's authoritative position, this carriage—made of wicker, wood, and canvas with steel mudguards that double-up as steps—is very basic.
    • Q3Can you tell whether this was a comfortable carriage?
    • A3The seat and canopy of the carriage provide minimum comfort and shelter for Nightingale; the canvas blinds provide further protection from the elements.
Florence Nightingale's ambulance carriage, parked outside of a stone church.
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Florence Nightingale's ambulance carriage, early 20th century

    • Q1Can you find the gothic windows of what is probably a church?
    • A1With the carriage situated in front of a church, the image seems to be emphasizing Nightingale's religious connections.
    • Q2Can you see if this is a fancy or basic carriage?
    • A2In spite of Nightingale's authoritative position, this carriage—made of wicker, wood, and canvas with steel mudguards that double-up as steps—is very basic.
    • Q3Can you tell whether this was a comfortable carriage?
    • A3The seat and canopy of the carriage provide minimum comfort and shelter for Nightingale; the canvas blinds provide further protection from the elements.
  • 1Can you find the gothic windows of what is probably a church?
  • 2Can you see if this is a fancy or basic carriage?
  • 3Can you tell whether this was a comfortable carriage?