Original PhotoImperial size albumen photo of faculty members from the Medical Department at Willamette University in Oregon. Medical School Faculty Class of 1883. Very Large original photo measures 22 x 15.5 inches. 10 subjects including one female faculty member. Taken by Abell studios. Mounted to photographer's board. Women were not allowed admission to American medical schools for most of the 19th century, often leaving the country to receive their education and fulfill residency requirements. This female faculty member, seated in the center of the group surrounded by her male colleagues, would have been exceptionally rare. Although female medical schools were eventually established, educational activists advocated for integrated institutions so that women received instruction equal to their male peers. Toning and foxing to edges. Image and details clear. Overall in very good condition.