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Title: 

Capping Ceremony, 1940

Subject: 

VUMC History, Nursing, Vanderbilt Alumni

Description: 

Freshman nursing student Elsie Hlava and Miss Carra Lou McCaskill (instructor and president, alumnae association) light candles during the freshman capping ceremony. The candles symbolize Florence Nightingale's ("The Lady of the Lamp") dedication to tending her patients at all hours. Browse related items

Date: 

Creator: 

John E. Hood

Source: 

Mary Lou Donaldson Photograph Collection, EBL Special Collections

Rights: 

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Original Format: 

Photographic print   

Physical Dimensions: 

10 in. x 8 in.   

People Depicted: 

Ordered left to right as they appear in the image, starting from the top left.   

Collection: 

Citation: 

John E. Hood, “Capping Ceremony, 1940,” VUMC Through Time, accessed August 29, 2014, https://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/throughtime/items/show/11718.


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