Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism

Monochrome photograph of a group of white men standing outside. A Black man sits on a bucket in front of them. Behind them is a stone wall and trees. They are all dressed in suits. They are grouped around a table which holds a deceased Black person who is being dissected. To the right of the table and cadaver is a skeleton.

Title: Dr. Richard Whitehead in Apron and Anatomy Class

Artist/Maker: Unidentified photographer, active Raleigh, N.C.

Date: ca. 1890

Source: Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Copyright/Permissions: Dr. Richard Whitehead in Apron and Anatomy Class in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Image Collection Collection #P0004, North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

References: Daina Berry, The Price for Their Pound of Flesh (Beacon Press, 2017), 148–93; Human Dissection in the Early Years of Medical Education at UNC. 

Location(s): Univ. North Carolina, Raleigh, N.C.

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