Re-framing Disability Exhibit

A new exhibit at the Royal College of Physicians looks at historic portrayals of disability alongside modern day portraits. Left, Thomas Inglefield, a twenty year old born without arm or legs in the mid-18th century.

“This exhibition explores a group of rare portraits from the 17th to the 19th centuries, held by the Royal College of Physicians. The portraits depict disabled men and women of all ages and walks of life, many of whom earned a living exhibiting themselves to the public.”

via Wellcome Collection, image via Royal College of Physicians

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