|Dental Extraction, Ambrotype, 1857.|
This ambrotype is typical of extraction images of the time.
|This card from a turn-of-the-comic-century series on tooth extraction continues the nineteenth century exaggeration and buffoonery of the hapless patient and the "painless" dentist. Taken by New York City photographer Bamforth.|
|Barber surgeon set containing a dental key and two forceps in a cloth case. These dental instruments were part of an early 19th century barber surgeons kit. From Smithsonian Institution, Neg. No. 43-4221.|
|Dental parlor set of Dr. Herman R. Eavey. Displays of artificial dentures were part of the dental office in the late 19th century.|
|D.V. Blak demonstrating his tooth models to a class at the Northwestern University Dental School. Note the section of tooth on the floor in front of the model he is pointing to. From the Nothwestern University Dental School.|
|The images featured above and many more can be found in Dr.Burns' 1990 hard cover edition The American Dentist. Copies of this book can still be ordered from The Burns Press HERE.|