Dentist J. S. Walter, Ashland, Oregon - circa 1890


Dentist J. S. Walter, Ashland, Oregon - David C. Herrin

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We know from his diploma on the wall that this is Dr. J. S. Walter, who came to Oregon in the late 1880s, practicing in Ashland and then in Eugene. The unknown woman in the chair looks pretty relaxed considering her situation.

Drills in those days were foot-pedal powered, similar to old sewing machines. I don't see any sinks, though detail view 2 does reveal a pitcher and a spittoon.

-- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA1317
Photographer David C. Herrin
Location Ashland, Jackson County
Subject Dentistry
Decade 1890s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Boudoir Card
Size of Original 4.6 x 7.6 inches
Photographer's Number No