Photo #: NH 52960
"The Sacred Twenty"
Group photograph of the first twenty Navy Nurses, appointed in 1908. Taken at the Naval Hospital, Washington, D.C., circa October 1908.
Present in the front row are (from left to right):
Mary H. Du Bose;
Adah M. Pendleton;
Elizabeth M. Hewitt;
Della V. Knight;
Josephine Beatrice Bowman, the third Superintendent of the Navy Nurse Corps, 1922-1935;
Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee, the second Superintendent of the Navy Nurse Corps, 1911-1922;
Esther Voorhees Hasson, the first Superintendent of the Navy Nurse Corps, 1908-1911 ;
Martha E. Pringle;
Elizabeth J. Wells; and
Clare L. De Ceu.
In the back row are (left to right):
Ethel R. Parsons;
Florence T. Milburn;
Boniface T. Small;
Isabelle Rose Roy;
Margaret D. Murray;
Sara B. Myer; and
Sara M. Cox.
(The last two named are on a lower step than the rest of the back row)
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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For an annotated copy of this image, see: J. Beatrice Bowman album, circa 1908-1915, Inside Front Cover
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21 December 1999