Lillian Wald, n.d.


Lillian Wald (1867-1940) was born into a German-Jewish family in Cincinnati. After graduating from nursing school in New York City, she began to care for poor Lower East Side residents as a visiting nurse. In 1893, she founded the Henry Street Settlement, a home for health, social, and welfare services. The endeavor was financed by German-Jewish businessman Jacob Schiff.

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Creator Harris & Ewing
Medium Black and White Photograph
Source Library of Congress
Number LC-DIG-hec-19537
Copyright Public Domain
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