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THE BURNS ARCHIVE

  • Photographic History
    Photographic History
  • Therapy & Treatment
    Therapy & Treatment
  • African American
    African American
  •                           War & Conflict
    War & Conflict
  • Death & Memorial
    Death & Memorial
  • Operative Scenes
    Operative Scenes

    DEATH & MEMORIAL

  •                           People & Places
    People & Places
  • Medicine & War
    Medicine & War
  • Occupation & Industry
    Occupation & Industry

    OCCUPATIONS & INDUSTRY

  •          Nursing
    Nursing

    NURSING

  • Pioneers & Innovators
    Pioneers & Innovators

    PIONEERS & INNOVATORS

  •                    Hospitals and Wards
    Hospitals and Wards
  • Social & Cultural
    Social & Cultural

    OPERATIVE SCENES

  • ANATOMY & EDUCATION
    ANATOMY & EDUCATION

    ANATOMY AND EDUCATION

  •                           Disease & Pathology
    Disease & Pathology
  • Crime & Punishment
    Crime & Punishment

    CRIME & PUNISHMENT

  • Medical Specialties
    Medical Specialties
  • ALTERNATIVE PRACTITIONERS
    ALTERNATIVE PRACTITIONERS

    ALTERNATIVE PRACTITIONERS

  • Judaica
    Judaica

    JUDAISM

  • Laboratories and Doctors Offices
    Laboratories and Doctors Offices

    LABORATORIES AND DOCTORS' OFFICES

  • Interesting Cases and Medical Curiosities
    Interesting Cases and Medical Curiosities

    INTERESTING CASES & MEDICAL CURIOSITIES

From the birth of photography through the atomic age, The Burns Archive with over one million historic photographs is best known for providing photographic evidence of forgotten, unseen and disquieting aspects of history. The cornerstone of The Burns Archive is its unparalleled collection of early medical photography, but it is also renowned for its iconic images depicting the darker side of life: Death, Disease, Disaster, Mayhem, Crime, Racism, Revolution and War. The Burns Archive has published dozens of books and curated and contributed to frequent national and international museum and gallery exhibitions. Over the past forty years, thousands of publishers, exhibitors, authors, researchers, artists and filmmakers have utilized The Archive and its unique source of visual documentation. With the right photographic evidence, history has infinite stories to tell.