Friday, November 16, 2012
c1900 Photographs of Augusta City Hospital, Augusta, Maine, & Dr. Alfred King's Hospital at Portland, Maine
Set of photographs of the exteriors of Augusta City Hospital, shown above, at Augusta, Maine, and Dr. King's Hospital at William Street, Corner of Brighton Avenue, at Portland, Maine, plus four interior photographs of a hospital and a group photograph of hospital personnel.
The photograph of Augusta City Hospital, which is approximately 7" x 3-3/4", has handwriting on the reverse, shown below, that indicates it was taken about 1902. The handwriting appears to have been written by a person or family member of a person who was operated on there on 6 August 1902.
Below, a photograph of Dr. King's Hospital. The photograph itself is approximately 2" square. With the mat, it's approximately 3-1/2" square.
Dr. King's Hospital was founded in 1904 by Dr. Alfred King, son of Marquis Fayette King and Frances Olivia (Plaisted) King. Dr. King was born 2 July 1861 at Portland, Maine, and received his education at Colby College at Waterville, Maine, and the Medical School of Maine, which was located at Bowdoin College at Brunswick, Maine.
Before establishing his private hospital in the Deering section of Portland, he worked at Maine General Hospital at Portland. Read more about Dr. Alfred King in the "American Biography: a New Cyclopedia, Volume 6", 1919, edited by William Richard Cutter here.
Accompanying the photographs of the exteriors of these two hospitals are four photographs of a hospital interior and a group photograph of hospital personnel. There are two men in the group, but I don't believe either of them is Dr. King.
Hopefully a reader will recognize the interior shots and/or any of the hospital personnel and leave a comment or contact me directly.
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