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Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Medium:
collodion and silver on iron with lacquer
Dimensions:
H x W: 3 3/8 × 2 3/8 in. (8.6 × 6 cm)
Type:
tintypes
portraits
Place collected:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
1890s
Caption:
The woman in this occupational tintype is unidentified, but she bears a strong resemblance to Dr. Sarah Loguen Fraser (1850-1933). An 1876 graduate of Syracuse University College of Medicine, Fraser became the fourth African American female doctor in the United States. She was one of the first female doctors to specialize in obstetrics and pediatrics and was a mentor to black midwives throughout her career.
Description:
A tintype occupational portrait of a woman, likely a doctor or possibly a nurse or midwife, carrying a medical bag. The woman is standing tall at the center of the image, looking directly at the camera. She carries a medical bag in her proper left hand. She wears a dark-colored top hat, a two-layered ruffled waist-length cape, a bow tied at the neck, dark-colored gloves, and a long skirt. She is posed in a studio setting, in front of a landscape backdrop.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Medicine  Search this
Midwifery  Search this
Photography  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.37.14
Restrictions & Rights:
Public Domain
See more items in:
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/fd50c6be7df-d629-4de0-b099-ffbfc30a7b58
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.37.14