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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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Saved by Turtle Serum: 1913

Saved by Turtle Serum: 1913

Washington, D.C., 1913. "Dr. Freedman. Children cured by his cure." Another of the tots supposedly cured of tuberculosis by the turtle serum injections given by German physician Friedrich Franz Friedmann, whose "phthisis treatment" caused much excitement back in the days before antibiotics, when TB exacted a huge toll in lives and suffering. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

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Little Philip Chase, Aged 5

Our photo, used in a newspaper account of Dr. Friedmann's treatment, is evidently of "little Philip Chase, aged 5 years and 9 months old, who has been a sufferer for sixteen months, and who was the 'hero' of the clinic yesterday. Little Philip, who is better known around Engine Company No. 15 as 'Mike,' is the son of Albert Chase, a fire engine driver of No. 15, residing at 2114 Fourteenth street northwest."

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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