Free Clipart: 1960s Nurses, Doctors, and Retro Get-Well Graphics
It's a real bummer to be starting summer vacation with the wheezes, sneezes and aches of a nasty cold, but I'm assured a swift recovery thanks to my loving and nurturing little "staff" here at home who are keeping me well supplied with hot tea, warm blankets and plenty of tissues.
To pay the healing vibe forward, I'm sharing this sweet little collection of retro graphics featuring nurses, hospital staff, and mid-century style. They're from the 1962 book The Hospital by Mable Pyne, which never fails to put a smile on my face.
I think these images would be perfectly adorable on a get-well-soon card or on a tea towel for a friend graduating from nursing school. What would you make with them?
This is my favorite image of all -- a historical piece that shows the different styles of nurses' caps from different hospitals around the country during the late 1950s and early 1960s.
Here are some of the hospital staff in their candy stripes and smart uniforms:
And here are some other nifty ladies:
These two images are a bit odd, but definitely add to the retro charm of the book: