Lot 48: OUCH! DENTIST PULLED TOOTH. Tintype with color
November 25, 2013
Yonkers, NY, USALive Auction
Description: OUCH! DENTIST PULLED TOOTH. ¼ plate tintype in half case. The bearded dentist holds the tooth in the extracting tool. His other hand holds the head of the patient, as he did during the operation. She holds her face with her mouth open, as red blood drips down her chin. Whether this is a document of an actual extraction, or an imaginative recreation, it is a rare, terrific "occupational" tintype.
Condition Report: [3-]