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Photograph by:
W. Eugene Smith, American, 1918 - 1978  Search this
Subject of:
Maude E. Callen, American, 1898 - 1990  Search this
Dr. William K. Fishburne, American, 1880 - 1968  Search this
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 10 1/4 x 13 15/16 in. (26 x 35.4 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place depicted:
Berkeley County, South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1951
Caption:
Dr. W. L. Fishburne, head of the Berkeley County health department, examines a patient brought to the hospital by Maude.
W. Eugene, Smith “Nurse Midwife: Maude Callens Eases Pain of Birth, Life and Death.” Life, December 3, 1951, 142.
Description:
A black-and-white photograph of Maude Callen and Dr. W. K. Fishburne examining a patient. The patient has her back to the camera. Both Callen and Fishburne have a hand on the patient's back. The photograph is stamped and inscribed on the back.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Black Enterprise  Search this
Health  Search this
Labor  Search this
Medicine  Search this
Midwifery  Search this
Photography  Search this
Rural life  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, purchased with funds provided by The Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation
Object number:
2013.114.9
Restrictions & Rights:
© W. Eugene Smith - Time and Life Pictures/Getty Images
Permission required for use. Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd58e728f37-9846-428d-9426-f17cdc02a1c3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.114.9