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ITEM — Box: Small Manuscript Collections 01 Identifier: H MS c491

Albert Jones Bellows carte de visite, circa 1868

Content Description

Carte de visite of Albert Jones Bellows, M.D., taken at the studio of James Wallace Black, 163 Washington St., Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1868. Pencil inscription on reverse reads, "Dr. Bellows, Roxbury, Mass."


  • Creation: circa 1868


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Access requires advance notice. Contact Public Services for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

Public domain.


0.01 cubic feet (1 file folder)

Biographical / Historical

James Wallace Black (1825-1896) was a popular photographer based in Boston, Massachusetts. Black worked under the professional name J.W. Black from the 1850s to 1890s. He is known for his experimentation with aerial photography, studio portraits of public figures, and prints documenting the Great Boston Fire of 1872.

Biographical / Historical

Albert J. Bellows (1804-1869), M.D., 1829, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, was a homeopathic physician and author. His book The Philosophy of Eating, a popular dietetic text, was first published in 1867. Bellows practiced medicine in Milford, Massachusetts, and Salem, Massachusetts, before serving as Superintendent and Lecturer at the Charlestown Female Seminary, Boston, Massachusetts, in the 1840s and 1850s. In his final years, he practiced medicine in Roxbury, Massachusetts.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of James S. Brust, 2013 (Accession #2017-044)



Albert Jones Bellows carte de visite, circa 1868: A Finding Aid.
Jessica Sedgwick
21 November 2018
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Part of the Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine) Repository

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