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Henry R. Porter's house, Washington, D.C.
Henry R. Porter's house, Washington, D.C.
TitleHenry R. Porter's house, Washington, D.C.
Date of Original1894 or 1895
DescriptionA boy with a bicycle stands on the sidewalk in front of Dr. Henry R. Porter's house in Washington, D.C. Awnings cover the windows, and many trees surround the house.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectCity & Town Life
People
Transportation
Subject (LCTGM)Boys
Bicycles & tricycles
Houses
Awnings
Trees
Personal NamePorter, Henry R., 1848-1903
LocationWashington (D.C.)
Decade1890-1899
Item Number00264-014
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Relation[Is Part Of] George H. Fairchild Papers Mss 10227
Biography/HistoryHenry R. Porter was born in New York state in 1848. He was educated at a seminary before attending medical school. He graduated from Georgetown University with his M.D. in 1872. That year, we was appointed as an acting assistant surgeon in the United States Army, and was assigned to Arizona, where he served as doctor during battles with Apache Indians. He was transferred to Camp Hancock, in Bismarck, Dakota Territory in 1873, where he was post surgeon. He went to the Little Bighorn with Custer and the 7th Cavalry, and was the only surgeon to survive the battle. He would return to settle in Bismarck. He served in a variety of positions in North Dakota: on the board of the State Hospital in Jamestown, County Physician of Burleigh County, surgeon for the Northern Pacific Railroad, Superintendent of the Burleigh County Board of Health, and president of the state medical society.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionGeorge Fairchild Photograph Collection 00264
Collection Finding AidConsult http://history.nd.gov/archives/manuscripts/inventory/10227.html
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (00264-014)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh00264014
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