Title: The Five Points

Artist/Maker: Unknown

Date: ca. 1827

Source: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Copyright/Permissions: Public Domain

References: Tyler Anbinder. Five Points: the 19th-century New York City Neighborhood that Invented Tap Dance, Stole Elections, and Became the World’s Most Notorious Slum. New York; London: Free Press, 2001.

Location(s): The Five Points, New York

Commentary: The Five Points neighborhood was hit hard by the cholera epidemic of 1832 in New York City. At the time, neighborhood was largely made up of newly-arrived immigrants and Black Americans. Black communities were overrepresented as sanitation workers in the city and were disproportionately affected by cholera. The popular perception of Five Points shown in this image had discriminatory consequences which influenced the public health response to the 1832 cholera outbreak.

 

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Categories: Epidemics Public Health

Title: Dr Macpherson standing, filling syringes from bowls lined up on a table; an orderly man, Arnold, is giving a young boy an intravenous injection

Artist/Maker: Rev David Lloyd Francis

Date: 1932

Source: The British Museum

Copyright/Permissions: © The Trustees of the British Museum. Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

Location(s): Fauabu, Solomon Islands

 

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Categories: Nurses and Physicians Public Health Vaccination

Title: The Lazaretto, Delaware River Vicinity, Essington, Delaware County, PA

Artist/Maker: Frank H. Taylor

Date: 1895

Source: Library of Congress

Copyright/Permissions: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, HABS PA,23-ESTO, 1.

References: Visit Professor David Barnes of the University of Pennsylvania’s project documenting the history of the Lazaretto

Location(s): The Lazaretto, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

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Categories: Public Health Quarantine and Contagion

Title: Page from Illustrations of Cholera Asphyxia, in its different stages: selected from cases treated at the Cholera Hospital, Rivington Street. New York: S. H. Jackson, 1832.

Artist/Maker: Horatio Bartley

Date: 1832

Source: U.S. National Library of Medicine – National Institutes of Health

Copyright/Permissions: Public Domain

References:

Location(s): New York

Commentary:(50 word description)

 

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Categories: Epidemics Public Health Quarantine and Contagion

Title: Nurse takes blood sample from boy at the Indian School, Port Alberni, B.C., during a medical and dental survey conducted by the Department of National Health and Welfare

Artist/Maker: Frank Royal

Date: October 1948

Source: Library and Archives Canada

Copyright/Permissions: F. Royal/National Film Board of Canada/Library and Archives Canada

Location(s): Port Alberni, Canada

 

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Categories: Experimentation Food, Nutrition, and Famine Public Health

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

Artist/Maker:

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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Categories: Epidemics Hospital Care Public Health Scientific Racism Spirituality and Religion Tropical Medicine

Title: Bush-Hill, the seat of William Hamilton Esqr. near Philadelphia

Artist/Maker: Cornelius Tiebout

Date: 1793

Source: Library of Congress

Copyright/Permissions: Cornelius Tiebout, engraver, and Jacob Hoffman. Bush-Hill, the seat of William Hamilton Esqr. near Philadelphia / J. Hoffman del. Philada. ; Tiebout sct. Pennsylvania Philadelphia, 1793. Photograph. Library of Congress Rare Book and Special 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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Categories: Epidemics Hospital Care Public Health Scientific Racism Tropical Medicine

Title: Exhibition ‘Social Care’ in the Museum of the Colonial Institute

Artist/Maker:

Date: 1943

Source: Stichting Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen

Copyright/Permissions: Unknown author “Exhibition ‘Social Care’ in the Museum of the Colonial Institute” [digital image]. https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/285227 © Stichting Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen

Location(s): Java, Indonesia; Amsterdam, the Netherlands

 

 

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Categories: Epidemics Public Health Quarantine and Contagion

Title: Discharged hospital patients after bubonic plague outbreak, being given relief money, Karachi, India

Artist/Maker: probably by R. Jalbhoy

Date: 1897

Source: Wellcome Collection

Copyright/Permissions: Discharged hospital patients after bubonic plague outbreak, being given relief money, Karachi, India. Photograph, 1897. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Location(s): Karachi, Pakistan

 

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Categories: Epidemics Public Health Quarantine and Contagion

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