All Things Victorian

All Things Victorian
Victoriana Lady Lisa

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Dvd Haven On The Hill To Be Re-Released

Dvd Haven On The Hill with Victoriana Lady Lisa Lewis portraying Nurse Esther Tinsley c. 1910

Great News! The sold out Dvd "The Haven On The Hill" is being re-released this year. The response for it has been tremendous. I portray Esther Tinsley, the first woman hospital administrator in the country in 1910, before women could vote. This remarkable woman was ahead of her time, starting the Pittston Hospital & School of Nursing. For more photos and story- http://www.victorianalady.com/esthertinsleyfilm.html





Part of the filming was done at the former Pittston Hospital and Steamtown National Historic Site & Train Museum in Scranton, PA. Victoriana Lady is wearing a c.1910 Edwardian traveling ensemble and carrying her great grandmother Lucy's suitcase from the early 1900's.





Esther Tinsley in a pensive moment as she is on her way to take her position at the Pittston Hospital.








Esther Tinsley was a devout Catholic and never missed Mass, especially important to her was midnight Mass on Christmas Eve at St.John's Church in Pittston. No matter what their religious beliefs were Esther insisted that all of her nursing students attend midnight Mass.




Miss Tinsley is credited with helping injured passengers at the Laurel Line streetcar accident. Here we recreate the scene at the Trolley Museum in Scranton, PA.
For a strange story about the Laurel Line- http://www.nepalostparks.com/parks/rockyglen_three.html











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