Portrait of James Wilkinson 'Daft Jamie'

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Title

Portrait of James Wilkinson 'Daft Jamie'

Subject

Murder, Mental Illness, Victim, Bodysnatching, Resurrectionist, Crime, Anatomy, Medicine, Dissection

Description

This is a portrait of James Wilkinson also known as "Daft Jamie." Wilkinson was a victim of Burke and Hare. He was "burked" in Hare's boarding house, and then Burke and Hare sold Wilkinson's body to Dr. Knox for his dissections.

Creator

James Moores Ball

Source

Featured in the book The sack-'em-up men : an account of the rise and fall of the modern resurrectionists. Wellcome Library

Publisher

Edinburgh ; London : Oliver and Boyd, 1928.

Date

1928

Contributor

Kelly Collins

Rights

Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)


Format

File: JPEG; Original: Still image

Language

English

Type

Still Image

Identifier

Wellcome Library b11103115

Coverage

Nineteenth Century

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Still Image; Portrait

Physical Dimensions

24 cm

Files

Daft Jamie.jpg

Citation

James Moores Ball, “Portrait of James Wilkinson 'Daft Jamie',” Enlightenmens, accessed August 18, 2022, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/916.

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