Title: Doctor Operating, Frontispiece for Silas Cummings’ Notebook

Artist/Maker: Possibly Silas Cummings

Date: probably 1824–1830

Source: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Copyright/Permissions: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Museum Purchase.

Location(s): Fitzwilliam, New Hampsire, USA

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Categories: Medical Education Medical Spaces Rural Medicine

Title:  Yellow Jack Monster

Artist/Maker: Matt Morgan

Date: 1873

Source: Library of Congress

Copyright/Permissions: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Alfred Bendiner Memorial Collection, [ LC-USZC4-9408]

References: Ingrid Gessner, “Epidemic Iconographies: Toward a Disease Aesthetics of the Destructive Sublime,” Amerikastudien 58, no. 4 (2013): 559–582.

Location(s): Florida, USA

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Categories: Epidemics Health and Politics Public Health

Title: Chinese Man Smoking an Opium Pipe in a Baxter Street Club House, New York City, c. 1874

Artist/Maker: Winslow Homer

Date: 1874

Source: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Copyright/Permissions: Drawing, Chinese Man Smoking an Opium Pipe in a Baxter Street Club House, New York City, ca. 1874; Winslow Homer (American, 1836–1910); USA; graphite on off-white wove paper; 12 x 16.5 cm (4 3/4 x 6 1/2 in.); Gift of Charles Savage Homer, Jr.; 1912-12-50. Public Domain.

Location(s): Baxter Street, New York, New York, USA

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Categories: Health and Politics Medical Spaces

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: $50 Reward. RANAWAY from the subscriber on the 18th May last.

Artist/Maker:

Date: July 2, 1856

Source: Louisiana State University Libraries, Special Collections

Copyright/Permissions: “$50 Reward. RANAWAY from the subscriber on the 18th May last.” The South-Western (Shreveport, LA), July 2, 1856. Louisiana Runaway Slave Advertisements, 1836-1865. Louisiana Digital Library, Baton Rouge, La.

Location(s): Shreveport, Louisiana, USA

 

 

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Categories: Advertisements Mental Health and Illness Scientific Racism

Title: British Empire throughout the world exhibited in one view

Artist/Maker: John Bartholomew

Date: 1850

Source: Library of Congress

Copyright/Permissions: Bartholomew, John, and A. Fullarton & Co. British Empire throughout the world exhibited in one view. [S.l., 185] Map. Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division

Location(s): London, England; Edinburgh, Scotland; Dublin, Ireland

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Categories: Cartography

Title: No. 1, 2, 5 & 6, Negro, 3 & 4, Indian Characters in West India scenery with illustrations of Negro character, the process of making sugar, &c. from sketches taken during a voyage to, and residence of seven years in, the island of Trinidad (no. 25)

Artist/Maker: Richard Bridgens

Date: 1836?

Source: Yale Center for British Art

Copyright/Permissions: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection. Public Domain

Location(s): Trinidad

 

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Categories: Taxonomies

Title: Bed-Stocks for intoxication in West India scenery with illustrations of Negro character, the process of making sugar, &c. from sketches taken during a voyage to, and residence of seven years in, the island of Trinidad (no. 34)

Artist/Maker: Richard Bridgens

Date: 1836?

Source: Yale Center for British Art

Copyright/Permissions: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection. Public Domain

Location(s): Trinidad

 

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Categories: Labor and Health Punishment

Title: Negro Mode of Nursing in West India scenery with illustrations of Negro character, the process of making sugar, &c. from sketches taken during a voyage to, and residence of seven years in, the island of Trinidad (no. 22)

Artist/Maker: Richard Bridgens

Date: 1836?

Source: Yale Center for British Art

Copyright/Permissions: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection. Public Domain

Location(s): Trinidad

 

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Categories: Reproductive Medicine

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