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.

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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.

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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.


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Here are some of the hospital staff in their candy stripes and smart uniforms:
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And here are some other nifty ladies: 


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These two images are a bit odd, but definitely add to the retro charm of the book:

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