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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.

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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."

Colorized courtesy of #MyHeritage and #DeOldify

Courtesy of Nanny Jack & Co Archives

#NegroHistoryDetective 🕵🏽‍♂️

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