Looking for antique "Quiet" poster

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    I have been in nursing since the late 1960's and have been collecting memorabilia from my ‘early’ years. One thing I cannot find is a copy of the poster that used to adorn the hallways of so many hospitals in the 50’s and 60’s. It featured a female nurse with her white uniform, hair tucked up, and nursing cap and she had her index finger vertically across her lips. It was used to encourage quiet by staff and visitors. If anyone knows where I can buy one, I would be most grateful. Thanks.
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    Wouldn't be hard to make one; go to one of those antique photo shops and use an old hat and someone who fits. Paper doesn't keep well over time
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    One of the RNs where I work has a calendar of nurse pictures over the years.
    I think it has a picture of a nurse like you describe.
    So you might try looking for calendars of nurses.
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    This might be something to look at....
    http://www.superstock.com/preview.as...filterForFotog=
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    You probably have already done this, but just in case - when you search try using other words in place of "antique" such as vintage and historical.

    Good luck -
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    Thanks for the suggestion but no luck so far.
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    Hey there became a member so I could answer your question. I was trying to do a bit of research on the photo you're talking about and you're post came up in google. We have recently acquired a copy of the photo. Not sure where you are but my wife works at the Royal Melbourne Hospital Melbourne. She spotted one hanging outside a colleagues office and asked her about it and she told her they used hang all around the hospital in the 50's and 60's. the hospital has an imaging department that has it on file and will print copies for a cost. Not sure if you have to be an employee to use the service, but I reckon if you tell the, you used to be a nurse the would be happy to help you out. Good luck and if you want me to send you a picture of the photo to confirm its the right one. Please feel free to email me on sasa@mpmsoren.com
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    Quote from Sasko777
    Hey there became a member so I could answer your question. I was trying to do a bit of research on the photo you're talking about and you're post came up in google. We have recently acquired a copy of the photo. Not sure where you are but my wife works at the Royal Melbourne Hospital Melbourne. She spotted one hanging outside a colleagues office and asked her about it and she told her they used hang all around the hospital in the 50's and 60's. the hospital has an imaging department that has it on file and will print copies for a cost. Not sure if you have to be an employee to use the service, but I reckon if you tell the, you used to be a nurse the would be happy to help you out. Good luck and if you want me to send you a picture of the photo to confirm its the right one. Please feel free to email me on sasa@mpmsoren.com
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    Interesting to revive it, though - I'm sure everyone has seen those reality series in which guys scour old junk collections for vintage collectibles. Makes you wonder if there aren't any old facilities out there with small fortunes lurking in old store rooms!
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