Nurses, 1890s

A group of six nurses in uniform, late 19th century

This group portrait shows six nurses in the Florence Nightingale-style white aprons and starched caps, posing in the grounds of Royal Alexandra Hospital, which is now a part of Royal Sussex County Hospital. Although there were small developments of this style of uniform from its 1860s design, for example the addition of apron pockets, this model would not change significantly until WW1 when more practical models were introduced.