Photograph of Robert Tanner Freeman

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Title

Photograph of Robert Tanner Freeman

Subject

Freeman, Robert Tanner, 1845-1873.
African American dentists.

Abstract

Part of a set of photographs of members of the first graduating class of Harvard Dental School, this image of Robert Tanner Freeman (d. 1873) is particularly interesting. Dr. Freeman was born in Washington, D.C., and was the son of former slaves from North Carolina. After attending classes in the Harvard Medical School, he became, in 1869, the first African-American to graduate from the Harvard Dental School and is believed to be the first to be awarded a dental degree in the United States.

Creator

Henry Ulke, 278 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C.

Date Created

1868, circa.

Is Part Of

Harvard Dental School. Class pictures, 1869-1921.

Format

image

Extent

1 albumen print, mounted.

Medium

Black and white photograph

Type

still image

Identifier

DD1869.B10, Box 1.

Provenance

Gift of Dr. Thomas Fillebrown to the Harvard Dental School Museum, 1894.

Files

http://stage.collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/file_upload/E200317.jpg
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Citation

Henry Ulke, 278 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C., “Photograph of Robert Tanner Freeman,” OnView, accessed June 21, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6425.