Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism

A print shows a street-view of a two-story brick building enclosed by a fence. Men and women are shown walking on the sidewalk in front of the building and entering it through the two doors on the street-facing side. The facade of the building has three large, rectangular windows with shutters on the second floor, and two doors with small pediments above the frames on the ground floor.

Title: Bethel A.M.E. Church, the first Colored Methodist Church in Philadelphia, established in 1787

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Date: 1910

Source: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library

Copyright/Permissions: “Bethel A.M.E. Church, the first Colored Methodist Church in Philadelphia, established in 1787.” New York Public Library Digital Collections.

References: Hogarth, Rana A. Medicalizing Blackness: Making Racial Difference in the Atlantic World, 1780-1840. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017.

Location(s): Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

 

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