Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Second Photograph of Phineas Gage Found

A second photograph of Phineas Gage has been found. In 1848, Gage, was working on a railroad track in Cavendish when a tamping iron went through his head. Dr. John Harlow documented his injury and recovery in various medical journals, making Gage the first well documented case of traumatic brain injury. This new image, copies of which are in the possession of two different branches of the Gage family, depicts the same subject as the daguerreotype identified in 2009. A copy of this photograph can be seen at

An article about Gage appears in the January edition of the Smithsonian Magazine

For more information about Gage, please contact the Cavendish Historical Society, or 802-226-7807

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