Untitled (Album of infectious diseases).

Christiano de Freitas Henriquez Junior, Josť, 1830-1902.

Unique portfolio, no publisher, ca. 1865.

25 mounted albumens.

25 x 18 cm.

25 mounted photographs of a variety of subjects in sex and age, each one afflicted by mostly viral diseases of the skin. No text except for hand written captions to the images in india ink. These include impetigo, condromas, rupia, genital elephantiasis, several grades of syphilis such as "syphilitic gum" and "ostheomielytis syphilistitle."

Two medical portfolios by the 19th century photographer Christiano recently came available to collectors of vintage medical photography. The first album sold in 1998 at an online auction site and the second was sold in 2001 at a New York auction house. Art and Medicine was not able to review this album.


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