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Monkey Dentist: 1924

Monkey Dentist: 1924

May 29, 1924. Washington, D.C. "Pulling monkey teeth." The dentist seems to be one Dr. Wells. National Photo Co. Collection glass negative. View full size.


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I was born. How things have changed!

Do the "Monkey"

I would like to ask you to dance, but I'm not an organ grinder.


My childhood dentist was named Dr. Wells. I felt just like that monkey! We didn't like the Doctor, we kids thought he was mean.


Es una foto zarrapastrosa, psicodélica y surrealista la mano huéfana, sosteniendo un cubilete inox con una nubecilla de algodón...
Magritte pudo quedar impresionado, Dalí también.

Brent Leroy's monkey

For Corner Gas fans, this gives new meaning to Brent saying to Oscar, "Here, hold my monkey."

The hand.

I like the hand sticking into the frame from the right. Seems to be keeping her distance from what's sure to be some angry monkey action.

Dental practice

Next week he moves on to hen's teeth.

Human blood will start to ...

... flow in 3 ---- 2 ----- 1...


"Too much grinding" wins the best Shorpy comment prize for the month.

Primate wrangler

Wow, what a weathered or sunburned face on the monkey holder. I'd hate to have his job.

What's the problem, Doc?

Looks like too much grinding to me.


Maybe if the "owner" hadn't fed the little bugger so many sweets.

A Paramount Picture

"Dentist of the Apes," starring W.C. Fields as the dentist and Robert Duvall as the monkey holder.

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