11 3/8” x 7 1/4” 40-page album of over 200 photographs. All photographs are glued to the page and vary in size. The last 15 pages are empty. Some pages are loose, and it appears that a few photos and a page or two are missing.
Grace Freeman seems to be the photographer and curator of this album, as well as the author of two poems herein. One is in green typeset and the other is longhand. There is one additional poem in this collection, however it was authored by a patient of Grace’s.
Freeman was a nursing student at Wesley Memorial Hospital in Chicago. There are some photos in this album dedicated to her studies, including photos from surgeries, and of fellow students, and pamphlets from the nursing program. Many photos focus on groups of young women lounging in the grass, smiling in the open air, etc. There are also many family photos and some Halloween images
One dated photo from 1913, is from commencement week in 1913, as she and friends appear giddy to be finished with their three-year-long training program.
Nearly all the photographs enclosed are provided with captions; however, few are labeled with corresponding date and location. Many captions refer to the person pictured by first name or are only that of a witty remark or brief comment.
The album is not in linear order, nor does it appear to be in any logical order. The very first page of the album has photos of children — “Beth and Jean” — from 1916, as well photographs from 1920 near Ft. Collins, Colorado. There is also a commencement program from 1907 from Baker University in Baldwin, Kansas.