Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism

A studio photograph of a seated Black woman. Her skirt is arranged to display her amputated leg.

Title:  Injured Woman, from Photographs of Surgical Cases and Specimens, vol. 6. Washington, DC: Surgeon General’s Office, 1865.

Artist/Maker: Army Medical Museum

Date: 1865

Source: Hagströmer Medico-Historical Library

Copyright/Permissions: Image Courtesy of the Hagströmer Medico-Historical Library, Karolinska Institutet

Location(s): Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Washington D.C., USA

Art Hx