Ripley's Believe It or Not Cartoon of Phineas Gage, 1947

Dublin Core

Title

Ripley's Believe It or Not Cartoon of Phineas Gage, 1947

Subject

Advertisements
Paper
Gage, Phineas
Wounds and Injuries
Skull
Brown and Bigelow

Abstract

Cartoon of Phineas Gage in four pieces. Cartoon has image of Phineas Gage's skull with a crowbar protruding from it, and states that the skull and crow bar are on exhibition in the Harvard Medical Museum. Advertisement labels the story of Phineas Gage as "the most amazing accident that ever happened." There is an additional cartoon image of Phineas Gage during the accident, as well as a printed paragraph about the facts of the accident. Next to Phineas Gage cartoon is advertisement for "Western Steel & Wire Co."

Creator

Brown and Bigelow

Date Created

1947

Rights

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Access Rights

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Is Format Of

Warren Anatomical Museum: 21568

Is Part Of

Warren Anatomical Museum: 21568

Format

image

Extent

1 Cartoon

Medium

Advertisements

Type

still image

Identifier

Warren Anatomical Museum Catalog Number: 21568

Provenance

This cartoon advertisement was created by the firm of Brown and Bigelow in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1947 for Ripley's Believe It or Not. It was found in a bookstore in Detroit, Michigan and donated to the Warren Anatomical Musuem in 2012.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Advertisement

Physical Dimensions

11.5 W x 15 D (each piece)

Files

21568_v1.jpg
21568_v2.jpg

Citation

Brown and Bigelow, “Ripley's Believe It or Not Cartoon of Phineas Gage, 1947,” OnView, accessed June 22, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/13707.