Pictures of Nursing

By Marketing and Communications | 07-10-2019

Texas A&M University Libraries and the Texas A&M College of Nursing invites you to view Pictures of Nursing: The Zwerdling Postcard Collection traveling exhibit, starting July 8 at the Texas A&M Health Science Center’s Bryan Campus. Located on the lower level of the Health Professions Education Building (HPEB), the traveling banner adaptation of the National Library of Medicine’s exhibit examines how postcard images representing nurses are informed by our country’s cultural values.

“I’m pleased to have the opportunity to bring this exhibit to Texas A&M and specifically share with our friends and colleagues at the College of Nursing,” said Stephanie Fulton, Associate Dean and Director of Medical Sciences Library. “This exhibit of postcards spanning over 100 years gives us a unique lens through which to view the significant contributions of nurses and nursing to our society.”

The traveling exhibit presents a selection of historic postcards from NLM’s recently-acquired Zwerdling postcard collection, spanning a century of nursing imagery. The exhibit examines how these images and postcards are informed by ideas about women, men and work as well as by attitudes toward class, race, and national differences.

The exhibit will be located in the HPEB Building located at 8447 Riverside Parkway in Bryan, Texas from July 8 through August 17 and is open to the public. To learn more about the exhibit, please visit


For More Information: Patrick Zinn, Texas A&M University Libraries, (979) 845-4265 or


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