Black Medical Pioneer: Dr. William W. Peebles
#ASALH2022Theme (Association for the Study of African American Life and History)
1903 Cabinet card of William Warrington Peebles
Photographed by Walter Alexander Sheldon, #NorthamptonMassachusetts
Dr. William Warrington Peebles (1883-1958) was Omaha, Nebraska's first Black dentist in the early 1900s. He was one of nine children born in #WashingtonDC to Oscar and Mary Peebles; Oscar was a carpenter and builder born in 1836. William was an early African American graduate of the #MassachusettsAgriculturalCollege (now known as #UMassAmherst) in 1903.
To learn more about Dr. Peebles and his pioneering career and legacy, visit: https://northomahahistory.com/2020/11/08/biography-of-dr-william-w-peebles/
This is part of a much larger Black Medicine collection within the Nanny Jack & Co Archives consisting of letters, photographs, receipts, diplomas, business cards, account ledgers, and medicine bottles. This is in preparation for the ASALH 2022 conference, "Black Health and Wellness."
Courtesy of Nanny Jack & Co Archives