Florence Nightingale

David P. Edstrom, 1937. Lincoln Park/El Parque de Mexico, Los Angeles. Cast Stone.

Text from the plaque on the sculpture: "Of the vast throng passing from the mystery of birth to the mystery of death, certain ones so live that their deeds become impressed upon the memory of the Race. AMONG THOSE WE NAME FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE whose life has been, is today and will ever continue to be, a mighty influence against Man's cruelty to Man. To her memory this statue symbolizing the protection of the flame of life is dedicated and to all those following in her footsteps in the care of the sick." Florence Nightingale by David Edstrom, 1936-37. Erected by the Federal Art Project and sponsored by the Hospital Council of Southern California.


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