This Concordia Society Yearbook includes membership listing, the president's address, and various committee reports including financials. The Concordia Society was a benevolent women's society organized October 17, 1901, at the Swedish Hospital of Minneapolis. The Concordia Society was primarily dedicated to providing free beds and other services to persons in need of medical care. The Swedish Hospital was run by and for Swedish immigrants.
Side view of the Vandenburgh Nurses Residence at The Swedish Hospital just prior to its demolition in the 1960s. This home was in near continuous use by the hospital beginning in the early twentieth century.
Street view of the B Building at The Swedish Hospital in Minneapolis. The photograph was taken from the present corner of Eighth Street and Tenth Avenue. Modern Elliot Park is still Elliot Farm. The barb wire fence at the edge of the farm's pasture is visible in the photograph.
Side view of the original Swedish Hospital building in Minneapolis. The ambulance entrance on the right hand side is constructed for carriages. This building was replaced with a larger, more modern building in the late 1920s.
Exterior view of The Swedish Hospital in Minneapolis. It may appear to be three buildings, but the three separate areas are different wings of the hospital connected by a main corridor. Notice the stained glass window on the bottom level of the first wing. This was most likely a window in a public reception room. Carriage posts line the street in front of the hospital.
Exterior view of The Swedish Hospital in Minneapolis. The building was built in 1901. The unappealing exterior is in stark contrast to the hospital's modern and luxurious interior, which featured comfortable furniture and fine architectural detailing. The lace curtains hung in the patients' rooms are visible in this photograph if you look closely.
A wheelchair bound pediatric patient is shown "taking the air" at The Swedish Hospital in Minneapolis. Fresh air and sunshine were believed to be a beneficial healing component for many illnesses at this time, most notably tuberculosis.
The sun porch in the Farr Pavilion at St. Barnabas Hospital in Minneapolis. A student nurse attends to a pediatric patient in the far corner. The plants and ample sunlight coupled with fresh air were believed to be health inducing.
Large group of students from The Swedish Hospital School of Nursing in Minneapolis are pictured during their operating room rotation. The second nurse from the right is most likely holding iodine to use as a disinfectant.
Large group of student nurses leaving The Swedish Hospital in Minneapolis at the end of a shift. A portion of one of the nursing school's dormitories is visible at the right hand side of the photograph.