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Knoxville Academy of Medicine Cartoon Postcards

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3381

This collection consists primarily of several dozen anonymous illustrations pasted onto cardboard squares. Most of these images are composed of cutout portrait heads pasted onto colorful cartoon bodies. Many of these cards are numbered and include names. These names may indicate the identities of the person(s) shown, who are most likely affiliated with the Knoxville Academy of Medicine. A few of the cards were made by pasting entire cartoons onto cardboard. The collection also includes captions written in mirrored text and a few portraits, including one showing Dr. Samuel Moore Miller (1851-1916) of Knoxville, Tennessee. Miller became president of the Tennessee State Medical Association (which was then affiliated with the Knoxville Academy of Medicine) in 1915.

Dates

  • circa 1915

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection consists primarily of several dozen anonymous illustrations pasted onto cardboard squares. Most of these images are composed of cutout portrait heads pasted onto colorful cartoon bodies. Many of these cards are numbered and include names. These names may indicate the identities of the person(s) shown, who are most likely affiliated with the Knoxville Academy of Medicine. A few of the cards were made by pasting entire cartoons onto cardboard. The collection also includes captions written in mirrored text and a few portraits, including one showing Dr. Samuel Moore Miller (1851-1916) of Knoxville, Tennessee. Miller became president of the Tennessee State Medical Association (which was then affiliated with the Knoxville Academy of Medicine) in 1915.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Knoxville Academy of Medicine was founded in 1853 by the pioneer physicians of Knox County. It followed the creation of a state medical association in 1830 and a regional medical association in 1845. In 1853, local chapters were encouraged to form and by 1856 the state legislature gave power to the Knoxville Medical Society. In 1857, Otis F. Hill, MD became the first president of the Knoxville Medical Society, which would later take the name the Knoxville Academy of Medicine.

Arrangement

This collection consists of two folders.

Acquisition Note

This collection was donated to Special Collections.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480