Michael J. Dowling Silent Film

Michael Dowling, a Minnesota politician, newspaper publisher, businessmen, and spokesperson for those with physical disabilities lost both legs, most of one arm and part of another to frostbite when he was young. During and after World War I Dowling crusaded for the rehabilitation of veterans disabled during the war. This film clip, first shown at a meeting of the American Medical Association in 1918, graphically demonstrates how Mr. Dowling was able to function very successfully in spite of his handicap. He is shown driving a car, traveling, and conducting regular business operations.

Michael J. Dowling Silent Film

Michael Dowling, a Minnesota politician, newspaper publisher, businessmen, and spokesperson for those with physical disabilities lost both legs, most of one arm and part of another to frostbite when he was young. During and after World War I Dowling crusaded for the rehabilitation of veterans disabled during the war. This film clip, first shown at a meeting of the American Medical Association in 1918, graphically demonstrates how Mr. Dowling was able to function very successfully in spite of his handicap. He is shown driving a car, traveling, and conducting regular business operations.

Michael J. Dowling Silent Film

Michael Dowling, a Minnesota politician, newspaper publisher, businessmen, and spokesperson for those with physical disabilities lost both legs, most of one arm and part of another to frostbite when he was young. During and after World War I Dowling crusaded for the rehabilitation of veterans disabled during the war. This film clip, first shown at a meeting of the American Medical Association in 1918, graphically demonstrates how Mr. Dowling was able to function very successfully in spite of his handicap. He is shown driving a car, traveling, and conducting regular business operations.

Black and white photograph of Major General Norman Kirk, Surgeon General of the Army, inspecting Minnesota-made artificial limbs, December 6, 1943.

Major General Norman Kirk, Surgeon General of the Army, inspecting Minnesota-made artificial limbs

Major General Norman Kirk, Surgeon General of the Army, inspecting Minnesota-made artificial limbs, December 6, 1943.

Black and white photograph of a boy with artificial arms, 1941.

Boy with artificial arms

Boy with artificial arms, 1941.

Black and white photograph of Michael Dowling and a passenger in a car in front of the E.H. Erickson Artificial Limb Company, c.1905.

Michael Dowling and unidentified passenger in an automobile in front of E.H. Erickson Artificial Limb Company, Minneapolis

Michael Dowling and unidentified passenger in an automobile in front of E.H. Erickson Artificial Limb Company, Minneapolis, c.1905.

Black and white photograph of an employee knitting a sock to cover an amputated limb, Winkley Artificial Limb Company, Minneapolis, 1937.

Knitting a sock to cover an amputated limb, Winkley Artificial Limb Company, Minneapolis

Knitting a sock to cover an amputated limb, Winkley Artificial Limb Company, Minneapolis, 1937.

Black and white photograph of the making artificial limbs at Minneapolis Artificial Limb Company, Minneapolis, 1945.

Making artificial limbs at Minneapolis Artificial Limb Company, Minneapolis

Making artificial limbs at Minneapolis Artificial Limb Company, Minneapolis, 1945.

Black and white photograph of Minneapolis Artificial Limb Company at the State Fair, c.1922.

Minneapolis Artificial Limb Company at the State Fair

Minneapolis Artificial Limb Company at the State Fair, c.1922.

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