Farewell Address of Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Title

Farewell Address of Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes

Subject

Heliotypes (prints)
Photographs
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894
Harvard Medical School

Description

This photograph was taken on the occasion of Holmes’ retirement from teaching anatomy at Harvard and just after the opening of the school's new facility on Boylston Street. Some years later, Thomas Dwight recalled, “The scene was most impressive as the whole audience arose on his entrance. A member of the first class stepped forward, and in a few words, carefully prepared but rather tremulously delivered, presented a silver loving-cup as a gift of the class and expressed their regret at the separation. Dr. Holmes was so surprised and affected that for once his readiness failed him. He could but utter a few disconnected sentences of thanks, and say that lest his feelings should overcome him, it were better he should keep to the lecture he had written.”

Abstract

Photograph of Oliver Wendell Holmes (1804-1894) at his farewell address upon his retirement from Harvard Medical School

Creator

Unknown

Publisher

Heliotype Printing

Date Created

1882

Rights

The Harvard Medical Library does not hold copyright on all materials in this collection. For use information, consult Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu

Access Rights

Access to the original work depicted requires advance notice. Contact Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu for additional information

Is Part Of

Harvard Medical School Faculty and Staff Portrait Collection: D-W, ca. 1774-2001. Image No.00137.635. Location: M021.22.

Format

image

Extent

1 print

Medium

heliotype print

Type

still image

Identifier

DigID0002121

Provenance

Reproduced from an original donated by Dr. L. Vernon Briggs
to the Library of Harvard Medical School

Files

http://stage.collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/file_upload/0002121_dref.jpg

Citation

Unknown, “Farewell Address of Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes,” OnView, accessed July 22, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6259.