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1930s Historical Photograph Collection
SFGH.2015.005  
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box 1, items 1-15, box 2, items 33-35, box 3, items 4

Outdoor Views

Physical Description: 30 negatives and 3 prints
Language of Material: English.

Scope and Contents

This series contains images of the outside of the hospital, including buildings 9, 10, 20, 30, 40, 80, 90, the isolation building, and the administration building.
box 1, items 17-26, box 2, items 36-41

Buildings 80/90

Physical Description: 10 negatives and 6 prints

Scope and Contents

This series contains images of the outsides of buildings 80 and 90.
box 1, items 27-40, box 2, item 42

Chest Clinic

Physical Description: 14 negatives

Scope and Contents

This series contains images of the chest clinic, including images of doctors and nurses with patients, staff and equipment, x-rays, and the chest clinic entrance.
box 1, items 41-53

Chest Clinic Gate

Physical Description: 13 negatives

Scope and Contents

This series contains images of the chest clinic gate from multiple angles.
box 1, items 54-69

Staircases

Physical Description: 16 negatives

Scope and Contents

This series contains images of the administration building staircase and a staircase on a building roof.
box 1, items 70-79, box 2, items 43-44

Patient Rooms

Physical Description: 10 negatives and 2 prints

Scope and Contents

This series contains images of empty patient rooms, including rooms with an iron lung and a crib.
box 1, items 80-102, box 2, item 45

Large Equipment

Physical Description: 23 negatives and 1 print

Scope and Contents

This series contains images of large equipment, including laundry machines, generators, and x-ray machines. Many of the images are of unidentified equipment that may have been used for sanitizing or storing equipment.
box 1, items 103-115, box 2, items 46-49

Equipment Kits

Physical Description: 13 negatives and 4 prints

Scope and Contents

This series contains images of sets of equipment, including an enema kit, a surgery kit, an exam kit, a first aid kit, and a medicine kit.
box 1, items 116-130

Single Bed Rooms and Equipment

Physical Description: 15 negatives

Scope and Contents

This series contains images of patient rooms with one bed and various kinds of equipment, including oxygen tanks, medicine cabinets, sinks, and other miscellaneous and unidentified equipment.
box 1, items 137-140

Interiors with Staff

Physical Description: 10 negatives

Scope and Contents

This series contains images of various interiors of the hospital with members of staff, including clinicians, technicians, and other staff.
box 1, items 141-149, box 2, item 50, box 3, items 5-7

Miscellaneous Interiors

Physical Description: 9 negatives and 4 prints

Scope and Contents

This series contains images of various interiors in the hospital, including the waiting room, registration desk, hallways, and other rooms.
box 2, items 1-9, box 2, items 51-58

Kitchen

Physical Description: 9 negatives and 8 prints

Scope and Contents

This series contains images of the kitchen and kitchen staff.
box 2, items 10-12, box 2, items 59-60

Ambulances

Physical Description: 3 negatives and 2 prints

Scope and Contents

This series contains images of the interiors and exteriors of ambulances.
box 2, items 13-16

SFGH Emergency

Physical Description: 4 negatives

Scope and Contents

This series contains images of the exterior of the emergency building at SFGH.
box 2, items 17-28, box 2, items 61-65

Non-SFGH Emergency

Physical Description: 12 negatives and 5 prints

Scope and Contents

This series contains images of the exteriors of non-SFGH emergency hospitals, including Harbor, Alemany, and Park Emergency Hospitals.
box 2, items 29-32, box 2, item 66

Isolation Hospital

Physical Description: 4 negatives and 1 print

Scope and Contents

This series contains images of the isolation hospital, also known as the tuberculosis hospital.
box 3, items 150 -156

Splints

Physical Description: 7 prints

Scope and Contents

This series contains diagrams of various kinds of splints and tractions.
box 1, items 157-164, box 3, items 9-11

Instruction Pictures with Captions

Physical Description: 12 prints

Scope and Contents

This series contains images of beds and equipment, with descriptions that suggest that these images were used in instruction.
box 3, items 12-15

Boy Scouts

Physical Description: 4 prints

Scope and Contents

This series contains images of boy scouts who were patients at SFGH.
box 2, items 67-77

Paper Negatives

Scope and Contents

Series includes images of building exteriors.